Madrid's Teatro Real presents Bomarzo, with Damián del Castillo and Germán Olvera in the cast

2017-04-06

On March 24th the Teatro Real will premiere Bomarzo, an opera in two acts by Alberto Ginastera, with libretto by Manuel Mujica Lainez based on his novel of the same name. This work, which was seen for the first time in May of 1967 at Washington D.C.'s Lisner Auditorium, is a fundamental piece in Latin American opera. This new coproduction by Teatro Real and De Nationale Opera of Amsterdam has John Daszak in the leading role and also features the baritones Damián del Castillo and Germán Olvera. The stage director Pierre Audi has conceived, in the words of the theatre, “a mental and claustrophobic space that underscores the loneliness of Pier Francesco Orsini, the main character who, at the end of his existence, is recalling his traumatic world”. The conductor David Afkham, currently the principal conductor of the Orquesta Nacional de España, will be leading the Coro Intermezzo and the Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid.
Damián del Castillo has recently performed in Tannhäuser at the Teatro de la Maestranza, Rigoletto at the Ópera de Oviedo, and Thaïs at the Liceu. We will be able to see him soon in Marina at the Teatro de la Zarzuela. He will also be returning to the Liceu in the coming opera season.
Germán Olvera's recent performances and upcoming engagements include a concert with Europa Galante and Fabio Biondi in Austria, Lucrezia Borgia at ABAO-Palacio Euskalduna, Marina at the Teatro de la Zarzuela and Turandot with Zubin Mehta and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra of Tel Aviv. Next season he will be performing in Romeo et Juliette at Barcelona's Liceu.