Capriccio

Richard Strauss

27 May, 19 - 14 Jun, 19

Dirección musical: Asher Fisch

Dirección de escena: Christof Loy

Capriccio
Premiere at the Teatro Real

2H20

NO BREAK

27 May 19

Premiere

14 Jun 19

Last Performace

9

PERFORMANCES

After an 8 year absence of Richard Strauss, the new production of Capriccio is also the premiere at the Teatro Real of the Bavarian composer’s last opera. The staging is by celebrated Christof Loy and the musical direction is by an expert in Strauss, Asher Fisch. Capriccio is Strauss’s answer to the question which has pursued opera as an art form since its very beginning: Which is of more importance? Music or text? Coming from a composer of such harrowing tragedies as Salomé or Elektra, it is astonishing to discover an exquisite comedy which synthesizes his musical language in an exercise of brilliant harmonies and textures.


Konversationsstück für Musik in one act

Music by Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
Libretto by Richard Strauss and Clemens Krauss, after the original idea by Stefan Zweig
 
Premiered at the Munich Staatsoper on 28 October 1942
                                                                                                                   
Premiere at the Teatro Real
 
New production by the Teatro Real, in co-production with the Opernhaus Zürich and the Göteborg Opera

Principal Orchestra of the Teatro Real

(Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)


Artistic Team

Musical Director I Asher Fisch

Stage Director I Christof Loy

Scenography I Raimund Orfeo Voigt

Illumination I Franck Evin

Costume Designer I Klaus Bruns

Choreographer I Andreas Heise

 

Cast

Countess Madeleine Malin Byström

The Count I Josef Wagner

Flamand Norman Reinhardt

Olivier André Schuen

La Roche I Christof Fischesser

Clairon I Theresa Kronthaler

Monsieur Taupe John Graham-Hall

Two Italian Singers  Leonor Bonilla

                                   Juan José De León

The Major-Domo I Torben Jürgens

 

Dieners:

Diener I - Gerardo Lopez

Diener II - Tomeu Bibiloni

Diener III - Pablo Garcia Lopez

Diener IV - David Oller

Diener V - Sebastià Peris

Diener VI - Emanuel Faraldo

Diener VII - Manuel Gómez Ruiz

Diener VIII - David Sánchez

Countess/Dancer Elisabeth Mcgorian

Young Countess/Dancers Julia Ibañez

                                             - Clara Navarro

Language

Alemán

Subtitles in

Español, Inglés

   

Synopsis of Capriccio

The historic debate regarding the relative importance that words should have in opera with respect to the music constituted a source of fascination for Richard Strauss throughout his life. In Capriccio, he delves deeper in this topic, using an exceptional libretto, fruit of a suggestion from his dear Stefan Zweig, who found a brief comedy in the British Library which served as inspiration for that which would be the last opera of the German composer; a comedy, which incidentally had already served as inspiration for Antonio Salieri. From this point a plot arose, full of irony, featuring a Countess –symbol of art- whose affection were found to be divided between two suitors, a poet and a composer. Who should she chose? Decidedly Strauss placed special importance on the inteligibility of the text that was sung, while not scrimping on the musical resources, unfolding a palette of incomparable harmonies and textures. Capriccio is without a doubt an overwhelming synthesis of all that the musician had been able to improve over his career, something of which he himself was conscious: proud of his work, he rejected the suggestion from his librettist to initiate a new project. Quite simply he could not see how he could do any better.

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Capriccio, de Richard Strauss

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Releases

Amigos del Real

15 March

2019

Suscribers

20 March

2019

General Public

25 March

2019

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27 May 2019

20:00

Josef Wagner, Norman Reinhardt, Christof Fischesser, Theresa Kronthaler, John Graham-Hall, Torben Jürgens, Malin Byström, Andrè Schuen, Leonor Bonilla, Juan José de León, Sebastià Peris, Gerardo López, Anna Stéphany, Juan Antonio Sanabria, Josef Wagner, Tomeu Bibiloni, Pablo García López

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29 May 2019

20:00

Josef Wagner, Norman Reinhardt, Christof Fischesser, Theresa Kronthaler, John Graham-Hall, Torben Jürgens, Malin Byström, Andrè Schuen, Leonor Bonilla, Juan José de León, Sebastià Peris, Gerardo López, Anna Stéphany, Juan Antonio Sanabria, Josef Wagner, Tomeu Bibiloni, Pablo García López

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31 May 2019

20:00

Josef Wagner, Norman Reinhardt, Christof Fischesser, Theresa Kronthaler, John Graham-Hall, Torben Jürgens, Malin Byström, Andrè Schuen, Leonor Bonilla, Juan José de León, Sebastià Peris, Gerardo López, Anna Stéphany, Juan Antonio Sanabria, Josef Wagner, Tomeu Bibiloni, Pablo García López

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02 June 2019

18:00

Josef Wagner, Norman Reinhardt, Christof Fischesser, Theresa Kronthaler, John Graham-Hall, Torben Jürgens, Malin Byström, Andrè Schuen, Leonor Bonilla, Juan José de León, Sebastià Peris, Gerardo López, Anna Stéphany, Juan Antonio Sanabria, Josef Wagner, Tomeu Bibiloni, Pablo García López

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04 June 2019

20:00

Josef Wagner, Norman Reinhardt, Christof Fischesser, Theresa Kronthaler, John Graham-Hall, Torben Jürgens, Malin Byström, Andrè Schuen, Leonor Bonilla, Juan José de León, Sebastià Peris, Gerardo López, Anna Stéphany, Juan Antonio Sanabria, Josef Wagner, Tomeu Bibiloni, Pablo García López

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06 June 2019

20:00

Josef Wagner, Norman Reinhardt, Christof Fischesser, Theresa Kronthaler, John Graham-Hall, Torben Jürgens, Malin Byström, Andrè Schuen, Leonor Bonilla, Juan José de León, Sebastià Peris, Gerardo López, Anna Stéphany, Juan Antonio Sanabria, Josef Wagner, Tomeu Bibiloni, Pablo García López

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09 June 2019

18:00

Josef Wagner, Norman Reinhardt, Christof Fischesser, Theresa Kronthaler, John Graham-Hall, Torben Jürgens, Malin Byström, Andrè Schuen, Leonor Bonilla, Juan José de León, Sebastià Peris, Gerardo López, Anna Stéphany, Juan Antonio Sanabria, Josef Wagner, Tomeu Bibiloni, Pablo García López

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11 June 2019

20:00

Josef Wagner, Norman Reinhardt, Christof Fischesser, Theresa Kronthaler, John Graham-Hall, Torben Jürgens, Malin Byström, Andrè Schuen, Leonor Bonilla, Juan José de León, Sebastià Peris, Gerardo López, Anna Stéphany, Juan Antonio Sanabria, Josef Wagner, Tomeu Bibiloni, Pablo García López

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14 June 2019

20:00

Josef Wagner, Norman Reinhardt, Christof Fischesser, Theresa Kronthaler, John Graham-Hall, Torben Jürgens, Malin Byström, Andrè Schuen, Leonor Bonilla, Juan José de León, Sebastià Peris, Gerardo López, Anna Stéphany, Juan Antonio Sanabria, Josef Wagner, Tomeu Bibiloni, Pablo García López

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Paralell activitities

Enfoques

What's OnTeatro Real

Encuentro con los artistas de la producción. 22 de mayo, 20.15 h. Sala Gayarre. Acceso libre. Aforo limitado.

22

May

2019

20:15

En torno a Capriccio

What's OnTeatro Real

José Luis Téllez desgrana al público interesado las claves de la ópera todos los días de función, 45 minutos antes de la misma. Sala Gayarre. Aforo limitado.

06

May

2019

Los Domingos de Cámara

What's OnTeatro Real

Concierto a cargo de los solistas de la Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real en torno a R. Strauss y R. Gerhard. 16 de junio, 12.00 h. Sala principal.

16

June

2019

12:00

¡Todos a la Gayarre!

What's OnTeatro Real

Hoy estamos de capricho. Talleres musicales para toda la familia. 26 de mayo, 12.00 y 17.00 h. Sala Gayarre.

26

May

2019

12:00

Proyección

What's OnFilmoteca Española

Proyección en torno a la producción del Teatro Real. Junio de 2019. Fecha por determinar

06

June

2019

Mesa Redonda

What's OnCasa de América

Memoria de un 'Capriccio': Stefan Zweig y el éxodo judío a América29 de mayo, 19.00h. Actividad gratuita

29

May

2019

19:00

Conciertos

What's OnFundación Juan March

Ciclo de música de cámara sobre Richard Strauss y sus contemporáneos. 25, 22 29 de mayo, 19.30h. Actividad gratuita

25

May

2019

19:30

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