Opera

Arabella

Richard Strauss

24 Jan, 23 - 12 Feb, 23

Musical Conductors: David Afkham y Jordi Francés | Stage Director: Christof Loy | Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

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24 Jan 23

Premiere

12 Feb 23

Last performance

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In 1927, Strauss wrote to Hugo von Hofmannsthal - his librettist since the time of Elektra – asking him for a “second Rosenkavalier”. That is, a  romantic comedy in Viennese surroundings with the idea of renewing one of the greatest successes of his career, The work was born with  the worst omens: Hoffmansthal died of a heart attack  as an after effect of his son’s suicide, without  having finished the revision of the last two acts; conductor Fritz Busch, who was to premiere the opera, was fired from the Dresden Staatsoper once Hitler came to power; and finally, the coincidence of the  date of the work’s premiere with a Nazi convention in the city, in July 1933, meant that Arabella was presented to the public in a theatre filled with green shirts.

In spite of the unfortunate list of the unexpected, this is a worthy heiress of the Rosenkavalier, with shades of the frivolous world of Die Fledermaus. Large doses proliferate, especially in the magical third act, of the aging composer’s artistry. The production by Christof Loy - who signed Capriccio three seasons ago -, is, as well, the absolute premiere of the opera in our city.


Lyrische Komödie in three acts

Music by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)

Libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal

Premiere at Sächsisches Staatstheater of Dresden, 1 July 1933

Premiere at the Teatro Real

New production of the Teatro Real, from Oper Frankfurt


Artistic team

Musical conductors | David Afkham

                                    Jordi Francés - 12 feb

Stage Director | Christof Loy

Stage and Costume Designer | Herbert Murauer

Lightings Designer | Reinhard Traub 

Choreographer | Thomas Wilhelm

Chorus Director | Andrés Máspero


Cast

Arabella | Sara Jakubiak

Zdenka | Sarah Defrise 

Waldner Count | Martin Winkler

Adelaide | Anne Sofie von Otter 

Mandryka | Josef Wagner

Matteo | Matthew Newlin 

Elemer Count | Dean Power 

Dominik Count | Roger Smeets 

Lamoral Count | Tyler Zimmerman

The fiakermilli | Elena Sancho Pereg

The card shooter | Barbara Zechmeister

Zimmerkellner | José Manuel Montero

Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real


 

Releases

Protector Friend

14 November

2022

Collaborating and Benefactor Friend

15 November

2022

Friends of Teatro Real

16 November

2022

Subscribers

17 November

2022

Tickets on sale

22 November

2022

Performances

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24 January 2023

19:00

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets E

28 January 2023

19:00

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets G

31 January 2023

19:00

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets X

03 February 2023

19:00

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets D

06 February 2023

19:00

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets B

09 February 2023

19:00

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets C

12 February 2023

18:00

Main Auditorium

Subscription tickets A

Parallel activities

Enfoques

What's OnGayarre Hall

Ponemos el foco sobre la producción de Arabella con algunos de sus protagonistas. 

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January

2023

20:15

Visitas guiadas

What's OnMuseo de Historia de Madrid

El papel social de la mujer en Europa en la segunda mitad del XIX | 25 de enero - 1,8 de febrero

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Recorrido audiovisual

What's OnMuseo Municipal de Arte Contemporáneo de Madrid

Viaje en el tiempo con la directora de la institución | Febrero

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Visita

What's OnMuseo Nacional de Artes Decorativas

Visita y taller de máscaras para adultos | Carnaval 2023

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Visita y exposición

What's OnMuseo del Romanticismo

Visita comentada sobre los bailes  de máscaras en el siglo XIX y su relación con el museo | Enero - Febrero
Exposición: Una obra, una ópera - Exposición de fotografías relacionadas con los bailes de máscaras | Enero - Febrero

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Encuentro

What's OnResidencia de Estudiantes

Encuentro | Enero -  febrero

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