In order to further consolidate the aliance between Teatro Real and Latin America, Bomarzo will be shown in theaters in Chile, Colombia, Ecuador and Mexico, and in all cultural institutions that wish to use the recording available at Palco Digital for a month.
During the Bicentennial anniversary of Teatro Real, Bomarzo by Alberto Ginastera was premiered in Spain after more than half a century of its creation. Five performances will be offered from April 24 to May 7 in this new production of Teatro Real and the Amsterdam Opera with stage direction by its artistic director, Pierre Audi.
The musical direction will be in charge of David Afkham, principal director of the National Choir and Orchestra of Spain, who will also be in charge of a cast and the Coro and the Orchestra Titulares del Teatro Real.
Launched in 1967, Bomarzo is based on the homonymous novel by Argentinean Manuel Mujica Lainez, inspired by the impressive sculptures of the Park of the Monsters, north of Rome, made in the sixteenth century. The opera is a vertiginous journey to the past when, in the paroxysm of death, a hunchbacked duke, tormented by physical deformity and obsessed with immortality, goes over his corrupt and libertine life in the bosom of the Italian nobility of cinquecento.
Bomarzo’s last stage performance in Europe took place in London in 1976, so the opera has not been staged in a European theater for more than 40 years.
Bomarzo will be broadcast live and free for everyone on Friday, May 5, at Palco Digital and The Opera Platform, within the framework of the European Opera Days and will remain available for a month, also free, in Digital Stage 5 From May to June 5 – for all those who want to see it in streaming.
The opera will be available in three theaters members of Opera Latin America via streaming:
Chile: Fundación CorpArtes
Colombia: Teatro Mayor Julio Mario Santo Domingo
Ecuador: Teatro Nacional de Sucre
México: Instituto Nacional de Bellas Artes
Teatro Real is offering, since February an extensive program around Bomarzo, which includes the concert of Maria Bayo (April 25), the tango concerts with Ariel Ardit (May 3) and Adriana Varela (May 6) , The morning concert of Los sundays de camara (April 30) and the children’s workshop ¡Todos a la Gayarre! (April 9th).