Madrid’s Teatro Real presents “Tristan und Isolde” with baritone César San Martín


Madrid’s Teatro Real will put on eight shows of Wagner’s “Tristan und Isolde” until February 8th. Baritone César San Martín will perform Timonel, a role he debuted last year in A Coruña. The renowned, highly acclaimed production with scenic direction from Peter Sellars and Bill Viola’s monumental video installation is being presented since January 12th. The premier took place in 2005 at Paris’ Opéra Bastille. Since then, it has been performed on numerous stages, and will be shown again at the Opéra Bastille in April. The Teatro Real’s resident Coro and Orquesta will be conducted by Marc Piollet.

The singer recently successfully performed the role of Vidal in “Luisa Fernanda” at Palma de Mallorca’s Teatro Principal. His performance was highly acclaimed by the public and critics alike:

“… Madrid-born César San Martín was outstanding as Vidal Hernando, the most brilliant, highlighted role in Moreno Torroba’s opera.” Pere Estelrich i Massuti (Diario de Mallorca)

“… forming an excellent trio of starring performers with César San Martín as the in-love Vidal, elevating various aspects of the show to another level… the baritone’s voice features a very clear timbre in addition to his deep understanding of the text, offering an elegant line and magnificent breath control.” Pere Bujosa (Opera Actual)

“… Cesar San Martin’s performance as Vidal in the leading quartet was outstanding, captivating the audience from the very beginning; although his youth may slightly diminish the credibility of the mature, rich Extremaduran farmer, his exquisite musicality and beautiful timbre compensate everything else, all in due time.” Juan Carlos Reyes (OperaWorld)