Opera

Lear

Aribert Reimann

16 Apr, 20 - 28 Apr, 20

Titular Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real.

Lear
PREMIERE IN SPAIN

16 Apr 20

PREMIERE

28 Apr 20

LAST PERFORMANCE

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PERFORMANCES

El Teatro Real, con motivo de la declaración del estado de alarma, procedió el pasado viernes 13 de marzo a la suspensión efectiva de su actividad artística y laboral.  Como consecuencia de ello, cancela las cinco representaciones de la ópera Lear, previstas para los días 16, 19, 22, 25 y 28 de abril al haberse suspendido los ensayos de esta semana, como estaba programada.


El Teatro Real se dirigirá a los abonados y compradores de la misma para informarles de los sistemas de devolución de entradas.


Based on William Shakespear’s work King Lear, this opera, composed by Aribert Reimann, will be premiered for the first time in Spain thanks to Calixto Bieito, with Simone Young, one of the most important female conductors of the moment.


Opera in two parts.

Music by Aribert Reimann (1936)

Libretto by Claus H. Henneberg

Based on William Shakespeare’s King Lear (1606)

Premiered in the Nationaltheater in Munich, the 9th of July 1978

Premiere in the Teatro Real

Production of the Opéra National de Paris


Artistic

Conductor I Simone Young  

Stage Director I Calixto Bieito 

Set Designer I Rebecca Ringst

Costume Designer I Ingo Krügler

Light Designer I Franck Evin

Video Creation I Sarah Derendinger

Chorus Master I Andrés Máspero

 

Cast

King Lear I Bo Skovhus

The King of France I Torben Jürgens

The Duke of Albany I Andreas Scheibner

The Duke of Cornwall I Michael Colvin

The Count of Kent I Kor-Jan Dusseljee

The Count of Gloucester I José Antonio López

Edgar I Andrew Watts

Edmund I Andreas Conrad

Goneril I Ángeles Blancas

Regan I Erika Sunnegårdh 

Cordelia I Susanne Elmark

Jester I Ernest Alisch

Language

Alemán

Subtitles in

Español, Inglés

   

Synopsis of Lear

Giuseppe VerdiClaude Debussy or Hector Berlioz had all tried previously, but none of them was able to successful conclude their vision of the aged monarch created by William Shakespeare.

To Aribert Reimann, the suggestion – at the instance of a persevering Dietrich Fischer-Dieskau– to create an opera based on King Lear also overwhelmed him at the beginning, but that was not an impediment to his head being filled with music; to the extent that he took the step to live the composing process as if it were an absolute obsession.  He made an agreement with his librettist to maintain the essence of the original text, reducing it substantially to leave space for the music as the true germ of the drama.

The score is almost abrasive in its chromatic effects, most radical for its period, and undoubtedly more than appropriate to take on questions such as filial ingratitude, mental health, the passing of time or the loss of power.

Lear is a savage and pessimistic work, in which man’s most basic instincts are running high and dominate the characters, taking them to their limits to finally provoke a grand massacre.

Releases

Amigos del Real

26 November

2019

Suscribers

03 December

2019

General Public

10 December

2019

Show functions

  • Date/hour
  • Space
  • Cast
  • Subscription ticket

16 April 2020

20:00

Main Auditorium

Bo Skovhus, Torben Jürgens, Derek Welton , Kor-Jan Dusseljee, José Antonio López, Andrew Watts, Andreas Conrad, Ángeles Blancas, Erika Sunnegårdh, NN, NN, Susanne Elmark, Ernst Alisch
Subscription tickets E

19 April 2020

18:00

Main Auditorium

Bo Skovhus, Torben Jürgens, Derek Welton , Kor-Jan Dusseljee, José Antonio López, Andrew Watts, Andreas Conrad, Ángeles Blancas, Erika Sunnegårdh, NN, NN, Susanne Elmark, Ernst Alisch
Subscription tickets W

22 April 2020

20:00

Main Auditorium

Bo Skovhus, Torben Jürgens, Derek Welton , Kor-Jan Dusseljee, José Antonio López, Andrew Watts, Andreas Conrad, Ángeles Blancas, Erika Sunnegårdh, NN, NN, Susanne Elmark, Ernst Alisch
Subscription tickets A

25 April 2020

20:00

Main Auditorium

Bo Skovhus, Torben Jürgens, Derek Welton , Kor-Jan Dusseljee, José Antonio López, Andrew Watts, Andreas Conrad, Ángeles Blancas, Erika Sunnegårdh, NN, NN, Susanne Elmark, Ernst Alisch
Subscription tickets G

28 April 2020

20:00

Main Auditorium

Bo Skovhus, Torben Jürgens, Derek Welton , Kor-Jan Dusseljee, José Antonio López, Andrew Watts, Andreas Conrad, Ángeles Blancas, Erika Sunnegårdh, NN, NN, Susanne Elmark, Ernst Alisch
Subscription tickets F

Parallel activities

En torno a Lear

What's OnGayarre Hall

José Luis Téllez ofrece al público, 45 minutos antes de cada función, las claves de la ópera

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ENFOQUES

What's OnGayarre Hall

Encuentro con los artistas de la producción.

Actividad Gratuita

08

April

2020

20:15

Yincana para Adultos

What's OnMuseo Lázaro Galdiano

Tarde de crímenes shakesperianos

Una velada sobre los caídos en las obras del bardo.

17 y 24 de abril, 19.30 h

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Domingos de Cámara

What's OnMain Auditorium

Concierto a cargo de los solistas de la Orquesta Titular del Teatro Real en torno a la producción y su autor. 

19

April

2020

12:00

Todos a la Gayarre

What's OnGayarre Hall

Las tres hijas del rey

19 de abril, 12.00 y 17.00 h. 

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Encuentro

What's On​​British Council

Calixto Bieito desgranará a través de Facebook Live el proceso creativo que ha seguido para su Lear.

Fecha por determinar. Actividad Gratuita

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Encuentro

What's OnResidencia de Estudiantes

Calixto Bieito será el protagonista en el coloquio que la Residencia haga sobre la producción del Teatro Real.

Fecha por determinar. Actividad Gratuita

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