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El sueño de una noche de verano

A Midsummer Night's Dream

Comic opera in three acts

Approximate duration: 2 hours and 20 minutes (with an interval))

Music by JOAQUÍN GAZTAMBIDE
Libretto by Patricio de la Escosura, in an adaptation of Raúl Asenjo
New production of the Teatro de la Zarzuela

Joaquín Gaztambide’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream was first performed at the Teatro del Circo in 1852. We are talking about music of high quality and melodic delicacy which, in its day, was much to audiences’ tastes.
Participating in the revival of this comic opera are Miguel Ángel Gómez-Martínez, the veteran musical director, who considers Gaztambide to be “interesting, enjoyable and the holder of an extraordinary musical quality”, and Marco Carniti, the stage director – working for the first time on this stage – who wants to make us enjoy the beauty of a work which cheerfully veers between dream and reality. The libretto has been complete revamped and the action has moved to the city of Rome in the 1950s. The plot introduces us to an aristocratic Italian lady who has decided to lend her patronage to the filming of the first zarzuela for the big screen, in order to bring this genre to the whole world via the cinema.

 

Teatro Accesible

Dates & Times

January 25, 26, 27, 30 and 31; February 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10, 2019
8 PM (Sundays, at 6 PM)

Artistic Team

Conductor
Miguel Ángel Gómez Martínez
Stage director
Marco Carniti
Sets
Nicolás Boni
Costumes
Jesús Ruiz
Lights
Albert Faura
Cast
Reina Isabel RAQUEL LOJENDIO (days 25, 27, 31, 2, 6, 8 and 10) / MARÍA REY-JOLY (days 26, 30, 1, 3, 7 and 9); Fálstaf LUIS CANSINO (days 25, 27, 31, 2, 6, 8 and 10) / VALERIANO LANCHAS (days 26, 30, 1, 3, 7 and 9); Olivia BEATRIZ DÍAZ (days 25, 27, 31, 2, 6, 8 and 10) / SANDRA FERRÁNDEZ (days 26, 30, 1, 3, 7 and 9); Shakespeare SANTIAGO BALLERINI (days 25, 27, 30, 31, 2, 3, 6, 8 and 10) / ANTONI LLITERES (days 26, 1, 7 and 9); Arturo Latimer JAVIER FRANCO (days 25, 27, 31, 2, 6, 8 and 10) / TONI MARSOL (days 26, 30, 1, 3, 7 and 9); Tobías PABLO LÓPEZ.
With Sandro Cordero, Jorge Merino, Ana Goya, Pablo Vázquez and Miguel Ángel Blanco
Orquesta de la Comunidad de Madrid
Resident orchestra of theTeatro de La Zarzuela
Coro Titular del Teatro de La Zarzuela
Director:
Antonio Fauró

Videos

EL SUEÑO DE UNA NOCHE DE VERANO - Completa

More videos

Conferencia del musicólogo Francisco Parralejo sobre ‘El sueño de una noche de verano’. Jueves 10.01.2019