I vespri siciliani in Madrid

Teatro Real de Madrid Presents:

detalle_1780I vespri siciliani

(In concert version)

Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)


This opera marks a transition in Verdi’s work, and is presented in its concert version, which allows the audience to better appreciate the small improvements made to a work of art in constant transformation. After composing La traviata, Busetto went in search of a new way of expressing himself musically, departing from the formulas used in previous operas, such as Ernani or Luisa Miller, and making unexpected musical transitions. I vespri siciliani has become an essential link to works such as Don Carlo and Otello. This opera is part of the project started by the Teatro Real (Royal Theatre) to show grand opera works: so far Les Huguenots and Rienzi have been performed and, in the future, the programme will include works such as La juive and Guillaume Tell.


Opera in five acts in concert version
Libretto by Eugène Scribe amd Charles Duveyrier

Teatro Real Chorus and Orchestra
(Coro Intermezzo / Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)

Production Team & Cast

  • Musical director: James Conlon
  • Guido di Monforte: Alexey Markov
  • El señor de Bethune: Francisco Tojar
  • El conde Vaudemont: Luis Cansino
  • Arrigo: Piero Pretti
  • Giovanni di Procida: Ferruccio Furlanetto
  • La duquesa Elena: Julianna Di Giacomo
  • Ninetta: Adriana di Paolo
  • Danieli: Antonio Lozano
  • Tebaldo: Alejandro González
  • Roberto: Fernando Radó
  • Manfredo: Eduardo Santamaría
  • Performance Dates
  • 11 JUN (W) 19:00h
    Turn Y
  • 14 JUN (S) 19:00h
    Turn X
  • 17 JUN (T) 19:00h
    Turn Popular II

Main Hall

Teatro Real de Madrid, Dirección: Plaza de Isabel II, s/n. 28013 Madrid

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