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Un ballo in maschera - Teatro del Bosque in Mostoles


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Teatro del Bosque Móstoles near Madrid (ESP)
Premiere May 10, 2003

Un ballo in maschera (Verdi)

Text and Photos: Birgit Popp

Within easy reach of the center of Madrid by the recently opened Metro Sur, the Teatro del Bosque at Móstoles is an affordable alternative to the Teatro Real or the Teatro de la Zarzuela in the center of Madrid. 

The trio of conspirators

The ten years ago inaugurated  theater on the outskirts of the city of Móstoles, a five-minute-walk away from the Metro station Pradillo, offers a good mixture of opera, Zarzuela, ballet and drama performances as well as of concerts and recitals. Different companies are responsible for the productions, which are most times shown at different cities. 

Amelia and Ricardo

Some of the operas are given at Móstoles just at one evening like Verdi's Un ballo in maschera of the Compania Populare di Roma at May 10, which was of a surprisingly high standard. The tenor Valeriano Gamghebeli as Ricardo (the Boston version was shown) and the soprano Patricia Morendini as Amelia had on short notice replaced the originally planned singers and performed their parts with a remarkable high quality, as did Jerónimo Marín in the part of Renato. The baritone from Madrid sang his aria  'Eri tu' with great sensibility and beautiful  piani under the baton of Carlos Cuesta. 

Jerónimo Marín as Renato

The mezzo-soprano Lourdes Gracía transmitted with her blooming, deep registers a gripping feeling as fortune-teller Ulrica. The ensemble of the soloists was melodiously complemented by Helena Gallardo as Oscar, Beltrán Uramburu as Samuel, Ismael Gonzáles al Tom and José Viada as Silvano. Atmospheric and very varied was the colorful scenery set by stage director Carlos Bosch.

Renato and Oscar

Information: tel. +34 916 647 599 or +34 916 647 624

Tickets: tel. +34 902 10 12 12 (Caixa Catalunya)

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