Teatro Real is one of the main opera houses in the world, showcasing the talents of some of the most brilliant opera singers in the world.
The Teatro Real was constructed in 1830, after King Fernando VII ordered the reconstruction of Plaza de Oriente in order to provide Madrid with an opera house to rival those already seen in other European countries. The project was first given to the architect Antonio López Aguado, and after his death responsibility for the building was handed to Custodio Teodoro Moreno and Francisco Cabezuelo. Finally, on 19 November 1850, the theatre opened its doors with the opera La favorita by Geatano Donizetti.
Check out what´s going on at the official website.
Thing weekend don´t miss the opportunity of visiting the free exhibit with several objects, dresses, wigs… that the theater shall be selling in December, a great opportunity of having a look to these unique pieces!!
Other thing to do related with the Teatro real are guided tours: The general tour is based on the artistic aspects of creating an opera. This includes rehearsals (for individuals and groups), the roles of different the wardrobe and set design departments (both before and during the performance), how the entrance to the stage is designed, the role of the stage manager, what the dressing rooms are like inside, etc. Extra information will be provided on the production currently showing (costumes, performers, etc.) and on the next production, including a visit to the staging room.
Opening hours: from Monday to Sunday, at 9.30am and 9.45am (there are only 2 artistic tours per day)
Duration: 1 hour and 15 minutes
where – Plaza de Oriente.