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Summer Festival San Lorenzo de El Escorial: Opera, theater, dance and concerts

The Italian in Argel, by Rossini, will be the great operatic title of this edition. It will also put the finishing touch to the Spanish Summer Festival with the premiere of its comic-operatic montage The Opera Locos

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The Summer Festival of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, Spain starts next June 28 with a varied selection of shows for all tastes. Consolidated as one of the main festivals in Spain, music, lyric, theater and dance will fill the nights of the Sierra Madrileña from June 28 to August 5. The Italian in Argel by Rossini, the Fura dels Baus, James Rhodes, Divine Words and Yllana, among others, are some of the stars of the 13 concerts and shows that will host the Auditorium Theatre of San Lorenzo de El Escorial part of Teatros de la Comunidad de Madrid.

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It opens on June 28th with the Children’s Choir Meeting, in which the Pueri Cantores de Veneto, the Araoz Gaztetxo Choir of San Sebastián and the Little Singers of the Jorcam participate. On July 7th the Little Singers of the Jorcam, together with the Symphonic Orchestra and Choir of RTVE, will accompany the mezzo-soprano María José Montiel in Symphony No. 3 in Re Menor, by Gustave Mahler.

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On June 30th and July 1st, La Fura dels Baus releases its version of La Creación by J. Haydn in Spain. The Verum Symphony Orchestra and the Haydn dels Baus Choir, with Jordi Casas as choir director, José Ramón Encinar as musical director, and Carlus Padrissa as stage director, will be in charge of presenting the famous oratorio of the Austrian composer in two unique performances.

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Inspiraciones will arrive at the Teatro Auditorium on July 1st, after its passage through the Teatros del Canal. A scenic and poetic-musical proposal that will take us from Mozart to Ginastera and from Borges to Ferreira Gullar through the piano of Pierre Blanchard, the voice of Víctor Torres and the reading and interpretation of texts by Santiago Kovadloff. The stage direction is by Valeria Kovadloff.

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On July 6th, the tenor José Manuel Zapata will be accompanied by the Youth Orchestra of the Community of Madrid in a concert that, under the artistic direction of Paco Mir, is inspired by the actor, musician and North American showman of Polish origin, Danny Kaye.

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There will also be space to laugh with the music devised by Ara Malikian and Yllana in Pagagnini, a fun piece of satire that on July 13th will bring a breath of fresh air to the conventional recital of a string quartet and will review some highlights of the Classical music in a fusion with other musical styles. Yllana will also close the Summer Festival with the premiere of The Opera Locos on August 5th, a production that will then go through the Teatros del Canal. This new production of the company, is a comic-operatic show that seeks to bring the great successes of opera to the public, in an original and full of humor.

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As usual appointment, on July 20th the Concert for teachers of the International Matisse Courses will take place. On July 21st pianist Enrique Pérez de Guzmán will return to the Summer Festival for the third time. The prestigious concert performer will perform pieces by Liszt, Chopin, Scriabin and Debussy, among other composers.

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The Summer Festival will also programme, once again, an important operatic title. In this edition it is the turn of La italiana en Argel, by Rossini, with the Orchestra and Choir of tComunidad de Madrid under the musical direction of Paolo Arrivabeni and the stage direction of Joan Antón Rechi. A production on the famous opera of one of the great Italian composers of the XIX century, which has been made thanks to the collaboration of Teatro Colón of Buenos Aires, the Summer Festival and the Musical Fortnight of San Sebastian. There will be two unique functions on July 26th and 28th.

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There will also be no shortage of arts in movement thanks to Ananda Dansa, who on August 1st will dance the Divinas palabras, a vision in dance of Valle-Inclán’s classic. A production that emphasizes the passions of the characters and the instinct against reason in a scenario of dramatic plasticity and theatrical freedom.

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Returning to the musical proposals, the soprano Irina Levian, accompanied by the pianist Javier Carmena, will give a concert on July 27th, in which she will perform pieces by composers such as Strauss, Fauré and Poulenc. Finally, the well-known British pianist James Rhodes will return to the mountain auditorium on August 3rd to play pieces by Bach, Chopin or Rachmaninov.

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