Zarzuela

EL BARBERILLO DE LAVAPIÉS

Francisco Asenjo Barbieri
© Javier del Real
© Javier del Real
© Javier del Real
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18/03/2020 - Miércoles 20.00h comprar
20/03/2020 - Viernes 20.00h comprar
21/03/2020 - Sábado 20.00h comprar

EL BARBERILLO DE LAVAPIÉS
Francisco Asenjo Barbieri

18, 20, 21 March, 2020
8pm

Intrigue in love and politics in the Madrid of Charles III

A zarzuela with a decidedly urban character, “El barberillo de Lavapiés”, with music by Francisco Asenjo Barbieri (1823-1894) and libretto, in verse, by Luis Mariano de Larra (1830-1901) parodies Rossini’s “Barber of Seville”, both in the title and in some of  the twists of its plot. Its setting, the Madrid of Charles III, becomes a living genre painting, full of “majos”, “manolos”, “chulapos” and “chisperos”. It recreates the 18th-century streets before giving way to an amusing intrigue, with plenty of lively scenes set to a score which was an instant hit on its 1874 debut at the Teatro de la Zarzuela.

The consensus among the critics and music writers is that this new production by the Teatro de la Zarzuela is so up to date that some have even likened its protagonists to TV personalities or YouTubers.

The story centres on Lamparilla, a roguish barber in the district of Lavapiés, and the seamstress Paloma, whom he is courting. The couple, along with other working-class characters typical of 18th-century Madrid, are swept up in a whirlwind of intrigues, both amorous and political, involving both the unpretentious tradespeople and the local aristocrats and social climbers, as the romance of the barber and the seamstress is  paralleled by the nobles La Marquesita and Don Luis.

Barbieri, a key figure in the development of the zarzuela, producing over 60 titles in the genre thanks to his commitment to creating a truly Spanish musical theatre, and the only composer to enter the Spanish Royal Academy, takes this plot structure as the basis for a brilliant score with high-impact numbers, such as the prelude, the introduction of Lamparilla, the seguidillas, etc., and songs which would become very popular -Paloma’s song, Paloma and Lamparilla’s duet, the Caleseras- and a skilful orchestral arrangement. According to the stage director Alfredo Sanzol, a balance of high and popular culture creates a perfect synthesis in “El barberillo de Lavapiés”.

The staging is by Sanzol (Madrid, 1972), winner of the Valle-Inclán Award, three-time winner of the Max Performing Arts Prize, and as of January 2020, director of the Centro Dramático Nacional. This man of the theatre has loved the zarzuela since his mother took him as a child to see “La verbena de la paloma” in Pamplona’s Teatro Gayarre. For Sanzol, the zarzuela “is better than the American musical.” Sanzol has enhanced the comic and picaresque tone of the libretto “without forgetting that both these things are united in the search for beauty” and that difficult conflicts “need the comedic vision to find liberating solutions.”

José Miguel Pérez Sierra (Madrid, 1981, one of the most distinguished conductors of his generation) conducts the ROSS and the Chorus of the Asociación de Amigos del Teatro de la Maestranza and a cast including Borja Quiza, Cristina Faus, María Miró, Javier Tomé, David Sánchez and Abel García.


ACTIVIDAD COMPLEMENTARIA
En torno a El barberillo de lavapiés

With Asociación Sevillana de Amigos de la Ópera (ASAO)

SALA DE PRENSA
16 March, 2020
7pm

Sala de prensa (Access via the theatre reception entrance)
Free of charge until complete capacity

Conductor JOSÉ MIGUEL PÉREZ SIERRA
Director ALFREDO SANZOL
Set and costume designer ALEJANDRO ANDÚJAR
Lighting designer PEDRO YAGÜE
Ficha Artística
BORJA QUIZA, CRISTINA FAUS, MARÍA MIRÓ, JAVIER TOMÉ, DAVID SÁNCHEZ, ABEL GARCÍA
Información adicional
Production Teatro de la Zarzuela
Real Orquesta Sinfónica de Sevilla Artistic and musical director, John Axelrod
Coro de A.A. del Teatro de la Maestranza Director, Íñigo Sampil

18, 20, 21 March, 2020
8pm


PRICE LIST A: Friday, Saturday
PRICE LIST B: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday (except before holidays)

PRICES: PRICE LIST A / PRICE LIST B

Stalls (Patio) 65€ / 60€
Balcony (1ª Balcón) 63€ / 58€
Balcony (2ª Balcón) 60€ / 56€
Terrace (1ª Terraza) 57€ / 53€ 
Terrace (2ª Terraza) 54€ / 50€
Slips (1ª Paraíso) 50€ / 46€ 
Slips (2ª Paraíso) 45€ / 39€
Slips (3ª Paraíso) 40€ / 35€

BUY TICKETS ONLINE: 4 November, 2019. Possibility of printing tickets at home using the "ticket en casa" system.
BUY TICKETS AT BOX OFFICE: 4 November, 2019.

Telephone. (+34) 954 22 65 73, in the event tickets are still available after the first day of Box Office sales. Surcharge 1.50€.

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Paseo de Cristóbal Colón 22.
10am-2pm/5pm-8pm. Monday to Saturday.
Closed on Sundays and holidays when there is no performance.
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