Opera

The fiery angel

Serguéi Prokófiev

22 Mar, 22 - 05 Apr, 22

Conductor |Gustavo Gimeno Stage Director | Calixto Bieito Titular Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

El ángel de fuego, de Sergéi Prokófiev

22 Mar 21

Estreno

05 Apr 22

Última función

10

Funciones

The Weimar Republic, oasis of liberty and cradle of extremism, welcomed -  with a varying degree of scandal - such radical operas as the blasphemous Sancta Susanna  of  Paul Hindemith,  the atonal  and anti- militarist Wozzeck of  Alban Berg, or the  multi-racial  and jazz like Jonny spielt auf of  Ernst Krenek. In spite of this background, not even the mediation of the prestigious conductor Bruno Walter was sufficient to bring The Fiery Angel by Sergei Prokofiev to the stage of the Deutsche Oper of Berlin. The constant setbacks with respect to the work led the composer to desist with its debut and re-use the principal musical material in the third of his symphonies, first heard in Paris in 1929.  Furthermore, the rise of Nazism in Germany and the hardening of cultural politics in the Soviet Union also delayed the opening of The Fiery Angel. In the end, it opened posthumously in 1954 at the Teatro La Fenice of Venice.  The production by Calixto Bieito extracts all the potential from this work in a most convincing and spine-chilling way. The action takes place in a closed society of the 1950s, taking this story of witchcraft, sex and religion to the realism of imitation leather sofas, crochet cardigans, medical abuse and child molestation


Opera in five acts

Music and libretto by Sergéi Prokófiev (1891-1953)

Libretto based on the homonymous novel (1907), by Valery Bryusov

Premiered in the Teatro La Fenice of Venecia, November 25,1954

Premiered in the Teatro Real

New production in the Teatro Real, in collaboration with the Opernhaus of Zúrich


ARTISTIC TEAM

Musical condutor I Gustavo Gimeno

Stage director I Calixto Bieito

Stage designer I Rebecca Ringst

Costume designer I Ingo Krügler

Light designer I Franck Evin

Video designer I Sarah Derendinger

Dramatist I Beate Breidenbach

Choir director I Andrés Máspero

Titular Orchesta and Choir of the Teatro Real
(Coro Intermezzo / Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)

 

CAST

Renata I  Ausrine Stundyte - 22, 25, 28, 31 mar; 3, 5 apr

             I Elena Popovskaya - 23, 26 mar; 1, 4 apr

Ruprecht I Leigh Melrose - 22, 25, 28, 31 mar; 3, 5 apr

                I Dimitris Tiliakos - 23, 26 mar; 1, 4 apr

Agrippa von Nettesheim / Mefistófeles I Dmitry golovnin - 22, 25, 28, 31 mar; 3, 5 apr

                                                                  I Vsevolod Grivnov - 23, 26 mar; 1, 4 apr

La Madre Superiora / Vidente I Agnieszka rehlis - 22, 25, 28, 31 mar; 3, 5 apr

                                                  I Olesya Petrova - 23, 26 mar; 1, 4 apr

El Inquisidor I Mika Kares - 22, 25, 28, 31 mar; 3, 5 apr

                       I Pavel Daniluk - 23, 26 mar; 1, 4 apr

Posadera I Nino Surguladze

Fausto I Dmitry Ulyanov

Jackob Glock / Doctor I Antonio Lozano

Mathias / Posadero I  Gerardo Bullón

El Conde Heinrich / El Padre I Ernst Alisch

Waiter I David Lagares

Releases

Amigos del Real

16 November

2021

Suscribers

18 November

2021

General Public

23 November

2021

Performances

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22 March 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ausrine Stundyte, Leigh Melrose, Dmitry Golovnin, Agnieszka Rehlis, Mika Kares, Nino Surguladze, Dmitry Ulyanov, Antonio Lozano, Gerardo Bullón, Ernst Alisch, David Lagares
Subscription tickets E

23 March 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Elena Popovskaya, Dimitris Tiliakos, Vsevolod Grivnov, Olesya Petrova, Pavel Daniluk, Nino Surguladze, Dmitry Ulyanov, Antonio Lozano, Gerardo Bullón, Ernst Alisch, David Lagares
Subscription tickets A

05 April 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ausrine Stundyte, Leigh Melrose, Dmitry Golovnin, Agnieszka Rehlis, Mika Kares, Nino Surguladze, Dmitry Ulyanov, Antonio Lozano, Gerardo Bullón, Ernst Alisch, David Lagares
Subscription tickets Z

04 April 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Elena Popovskaya, Dimitris Tiliakos, Vsevolod Grivnov, Olesya Petrova, Pavel Daniluk, Nino Surguladze, Dmitry Ulyanov, Antonio Lozano, Gerardo Bullón, Ernst Alisch, David Lagares
Subscription tickets D

03 April 2022

18:00

Main Auditorium

Ausrine Stundyte, Leigh Melrose, Dmitry Golovnin, Agnieszka Rehlis, Mika Kares, Nino Surguladze, Dmitry Ulyanov, Antonio Lozano, Gerardo Bullón, Ernst Alisch, David Lagares
Subscription tickets W

01 April 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Elena Popovskaya, Dimitris Tiliakos, Vsevolod Grivnov, Olesya Petrova, Pavel Daniluk, Nino Surguladze, Dmitry Ulyanov, Antonio Lozano, Gerardo Bullón, Ernst Alisch, David Lagares
Subscription tickets F

31 March 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ausrine Stundyte, Leigh Melrose, Dmitry Golovnin, Agnieszka Rehlis, Mika Kares, Nino Surguladze, Dmitry Ulyanov, Antonio Lozano, Gerardo Bullón, Ernst Alisch, David Lagares
Subscription tickets C

28 March 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ausrine Stundyte, Leigh Melrose, Dmitry Golovnin, Agnieszka Rehlis, Mika Kares, Nino Surguladze, Dmitry Ulyanov, Antonio Lozano, Gerardo Bullón, Ernst Alisch, David Lagares
Subscription tickets B

26 March 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Elena Popovskaya, Dimitris Tiliakos, Vsevolod Grivnov, Olesya Petrova, Pavel Daniluk, Nino Surguladze, Dmitry Ulyanov, Antonio Lozano, Gerardo Bullón, Ernst Alisch, David Lagares
Subscription tickets G

25 March 2022

19:30

Main Auditorium

Ausrine Stundyte, Leigh Melrose, Dmitry Golovnin, Agnieszka Rehlis, Mika Kares, Nino Surguladze, Dmitry Ulyanov, Antonio Lozano, Gerardo Bullón, Ernst Alisch, David Lagares
Subscription tickets H

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