Opera

Don Fernando, el emplazado

Opera in concert version

Valentín de Zubiaurre

15 May, 21 - 17 May, 21

Musical conductor: José Miguel Pérez Sierra | Titular Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

Don Fernando, el emplazado

19 JAN. 21

Start selling day

15 May 21

Premiere date

17 May 21

Last performance

2

Performances

The mysterious death of King Ferdinand IV of Castile was the subject for this opera in which bel canto tradition fused with the innovations of Gounod and Meyerbeer, stars of the so-called French-German school”, so new to the opera horizon in Madrid. With this combination, the Biscayan Valentín de Zubiaurre emerged as the great promise of Spanish Romantic opera during the patriotic years following the Glorious Revolution. After winning the National Music Competition in 1869, Don Fernando, el Emplazado premiered with a Spanish libretto in Madrid at the Teatro Alhambra, two years before it was staged in Italian at the Teatro Real, in April 1874. The protagonist for that occasion was tenor Enrico Tamberlick, who had sung the first Álvaro of La forza del destino and debuted the role of Jorge in the opera version of Marina. According to a critic of the time, Peña y Goñi, the score possessed instinctive dramatic warmth, passionate rhythm and an orchestration which is, at once, delicate and rowdy”. Thanks to the research effort of the Instituto de Ciencias Musicales of the Universidad Complutense (Madrid), the Teatro Real does justice to its own history and that of Lyrical art in Spanish Romanticism.


Spanish opera in three acts

Music by Valentín de Zubiaurre (1837-1914)

Libretto by Riccardo Castelvecchio and Ernesto Palermi

Premiered at the Teatro Alhambra of Madrid on the 12th of May, 1871
Premiered at the Teatro Real on the 5th of April, 1874

Concert version

Titular Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real
(Coro Intermezzo / Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)


Artistic team

Conductor | José Miguel Pérez Sierra

Chorus Master I Andrés Máspero

 

Cast

Estrella | Miren Urbieta Vega

Violante | Cristina Faus

Fernando IV | Damián del Castillo

Don Pedro de Carvajal | José Bros

Don Juan de Carvajal | Fernando Radó

Don Rodrigo | Gerardo López

Page | Vicenç Esteve

Crier | Gerardo Bullón

Language

Italiano

Subtitles in

Español, Inglés

Releases

Amigos del Real

12 January

2021

Suscribers

14 January

2021

General Public

19 January

2021

Performances

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15 May 2021

20:00

Main Auditorium

Miren Urbieta-Vega, Cristina Faus, Damián del Castillo, José Bros, Fernando Radó, Gerardo López, Vicenç Esteve, Gerardo Bullón
Subscription tickets W

17 May 2021

20:00

Main Auditorium

Miren Urbieta-Vega, Cristina Faus, Damián del Castillo, José Bros, Fernando Radó, Gerardo López, Vicenç Esteve, Gerardo Bullón
Subscription tickets D

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