On July 9th, the purest Flamenco will resound in the halls of the Teatro Real with the presentation of “FARRUQUITO Y AMIGOS”, when three generations of the FARRUCA family will appear on El Real's hallowed stage. Says Farruquito: “I want to share with the audience the basic essence of my flamenco, which is a fusion of improvisation and choreography, two concepts I learned at an early age.” The dancer confesses to barely sleeping or eating for the past two weeks, awaiting the auspicious occasion of his presentation for the very first time in the Teatro Real!
Despite the devastating effects of the pandemic in Spain and throughout the world, Madrid’s Teatro Real has been struggling to maintain its calendar of events. Its next endeavor are the 15 performances of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's “Don Giovanni”, between December 18 and January 10. The original libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte is based on Tirso de Molina’s classic 1616 play "El burladero de Sevilla" about the legendary Don Juan. "Don Giovanni" is one of the greatest works of the extraordinary Austrian composer.
When the Teatro Real opened its doors to Flamenco ("Flamenco Real") three years ago, the event was highly celebrated. Now on its third season, Flamenco Real will be dedicated to the great dancer, choreographer, teacher, researcher and entrepreneur Blanca del Rey, muse of Spanish dance over the last 50 years. The Teatro Real will once again host flamenco shows that will enhance its lovely Sala del Baile with extraordinary performances of the top stars of this Art which was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO in 2010.
Main course: legendary figures of North American pop Paul Anka and Joan Baez; classic of Spanish pop Los Secretos; Flamenco-flavor José Mercé & Tomatito; Latin American pop idol Antonio Orozco; Spanish soprano Aitana. . . Venue: the elegant Teatro Real, royal as they come. Go for it. It's this July!
By Guidepost & Jazmin Moore
The Teatro Real, known simply as El Real, is Madrid’s most treasured Opera House. Because
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