Twelve titles will make up the 2019-2020 season of the Teatro Real, of which seven will be new additions and three absolute premieres in Spain. In addition three ballets will act and there will be other so many lyrical concerts starring Anna Netrebko, who will sing along with her husband the tenor Yusif Eyvazov next November 1 and in which he will sing arias and duos from Cilea, Leoncavallo, Boito, Puccinini, Giordano, Catalani and Lehar, among others. It will not be the only one of the golden voices that will resonate in the Coliseum: May 15, 2020 Joyce Didonato he will review arias by Monteverdi, Gluck, Händel and Purcell and ten days later, on the 25th of the same month, he will return Philippe Jaroussky, with arias, among others, of Vivaldi, Porpora, Händel and Caldara. The great diva of the moment and who is considered as the reference soprano, sang at the Teatro Real in 2001 in Prokofiev's "War and Peace". Since that it has rained a lot. She has grown artistically and her figure has become bigger. Rightly assured in the past September to this newspaper: "It is in my plans to return to the Teatro Real". And she does it with whom she has become her regular repertoire partner, her husband: "I adore all my stage companions, but Yusif is really one of the best and strongest and is confronting me with this difficult repertoire. I love getting on the stage with him, "he said a few months ago.
However, next season has enough incentives, as explained in detail by its artistic director, Joan Matabosch. He, among the dozen titles that will arrive, began with what is a happy recovery of Spanish opera heritage. "I'm going to start with an emphasis on the new," he said. And it started with "Achille in Sciro," a title that recovers Spanish heritage "and which is one of the best operas written in the 18th century. It was made for the Spanish court, "Matabosch said. Its author is Francesca Corselli, born in Spain but practically Spanish who lived more than 40 years in Madrid and became a reference in the scenic world. The work was premiered at the Casón del Buen Retiro and has never been represented for the public, "so it is completely unknown, which is a real event to see on a stage."
Another of the titles that will stand out is "La pasajera", by Mieczyslaw Weinberg, composed in the sixties of the last century and which has remained unpublished until 2010-2011. It is based on an autobiographical account of who suffered the horror of living in a concentration camp and today can still offer his testimony. For Shostakovich it is a masterpiece of the 20th century. On the podium will be David Afkham, titular director of the OCNE. De Aribert Reimann will rise to scene "Lear" in its premiere in Spain, works in words of Matabosch "very daughter of Wozzeck and the aesthetics of Hans Zimmermann". There will also be room for a chamber opera, "Into the Little Hill", which he defined as "a perverse interpretation of '' The Pied Piper of Hamelin '', premiered in Paris in 2006 and for the first time in the Coliseum .." Three Such "is a" video that reflects on the future of our species based on three facts of the twentieth century: the mid-air explosion of the Hinderburgh zeppelin in 1937, the nuclear tests at the end of World War II on Bikini Island and the cloning of Dolly the sheep. "
A special place deserves "Il pirata", a title that has never been seen on the stage of the Teatro Real due to its extraordinary difficulty for voices. "It is a fundamental title in the evolution of the opera with which the myth of the tenor is born, because Bellini wrote it for who was the artist of the moment, Giovanni Battista Rubini", in whom he wanted to combine the deep and acute tones which led to that the relations between composer and singer would be enriched. "There is no one to sing it and in this theater we are going to program it at the highest level in three fabulous deals". "Iris", by Mascagni, which according to Matabosch has several points in common with "Madama Butterfly" by Puccini, but which also has important divergent points, since "Iris is like a Cio-Cio San that does not evolve, that stays the same throughout the opera and its dramatic potential is quite minor. " From "Don Carlo", by Verdi, which will open the season 2019-2020 on September 18, the so-called version of Modena will be seen and the successful and funny title of Donizetti "L'elissir d'amore" will be restored., with stage direction of Damiano Michieletto that was already seen in the 2013-2014 season. Almost by popular acclaim also comes Mozart's "The Magic Flute" in the applauded version that makes a nod to Barrie Kosky's silent film. The tetralogy will continue with the staging of "The Valkyrie" by Wagner, directed by Heras-Casado and with stage direction by Robert Carsen, without forgetting another one of the titles of repertoire and claim of this season, "La traviata" with address of scene of Willy Decker, with Lisette Oropesa as one of the four Violettas, as another one of the many Alfredos and Plácido Domingo heading the quartet of Giorgios.
In the section of Ballet will be present the English National Ballet, the National Ballet of Spain and the Nederlands Dans Theater.