El Teatro Real de Madrid estrena una nueva versión de la ópera de Strauss ‘Arabella’


The German stage director Christof Loy returns to the Teatro Real to premiere a new version of Arabella, which can be seen in several performances scheduled for 28 and 31 January and 3, 6, 9 and 12 February 2023.

This lyrical comedy composed by Richard Strauss, with a libretto by Hugo von Hofmannsthal, tells the story of how the ruined Count Waldner settles in Vienna in the hope that his eldest daughter, Arabella, will marry a rich man and save the family from poverty. Throughout the play, a love affair ensues between the characters, filled with misunderstandings, disappointments and confusions.

This worthy heir to The Knight of the Rose treasures the old composer's artistry in large doses, especially in the third act. This production by Christof Loy, who was responsible for Capriccio three seasons ago, is also the premiere of this work in our city, where it arrives for the first time 90 years after its premiere in Dresden (Germany), although it was first seen in Spain in 1962 at the Gran Teatro del Liceo in Barcelona, with Montserrat Caballé in the title role.

Loy is accompanied by David Afkham as musical director, with choreography by Thomas Wilhelm and the participation of the Coro y Orquesta Titulares del Teatro Real.

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