Chamber Opera Festival

This summer, between July 12 and 27, the Region of Madrid will celebrate the first edition of the Chamber Opera Festival, entitled Ópera a quemarropa.

This initiative was born with the intention of making opera accessible to a wider audience and create a close and exciting experience for all audiences in the Madrid region.

The festival presents six productions, one of which is a revival and the other five are premieres: ‘Cassandra o el elogio del fracaso’ by María Herrero, ‘Mahagonny & The Seven Deadly Sins’ by Kurt Weill, ‘A solas con Marilyn’ by David del Puerto, ‘Il segreto di Susanna’ by Ermanno Wolfd-Ferrari and ‘La Plaza’ by the La Plaza collective.

This format allows the audience to get closer to the artist and the stage. In addition, chamber opera allows this genre to be taken to spaces where large-format opera does not have access. The works will be presented in three locations in the Community of Madrid, which have been recognised by UNESCO for their rich cultural heritage. The venues chosen are the Teatro Auditorio de San Lorenzo de El Escorial, the Teatro Real Carlos III de Aranjuez and the Teatro Salón Cervantes and Corral de Comedias de Alcalá de Henares.

With diverse programming and meaningful collaborations, Ópera a quemarropa breaks down barriers and creates new opportunities for artists and audiences. This innovative approach transforms the perception of opera and creates an intimate and exciting experience for all. Check out the programme details and don't miss the opportunity to participate in the first edition of this ground-breaking festival.

More information: Ópera a quemarropa

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