Teatro Real to stage Le Coq d’or with bass Dimitry Ulyanov heading the cast


The Teatro Real will soon be bringing Le Coq D’or to Spain. This opera in three acts plus prologue and epilogue, composed by Nikolay Rimsky-Korsakov and with libretto by Vladimir Belsky, is based on The Tale of the Golden Cockeral by Alexander Pushkin, which in turn is based on stories from Washington Irving's Tales of the Alhambra. The Russian composer's last opera and a fierce satire of the czarist regime, Le Coq D’or is the only one of the fifteen operas composed by Rimsky-Korsakov that remains in the repertoire of opera houses outside of Russia. Dmitry Ulyanov will sing the role of Czar Dodon in this new production by the Teatro Real, in coproduction with La Monnaie of Brussels and the Opéra National de Lorraine, in Nancy. Ivor Bolton will be conducting the Teatro Real's principal chorus and orchestra and French director Laurent Pelly will be directing the stage (and the figurines). Le Coq d’or will be on the stage from May 25th to June 9th and nine performances have been programmed.
Dmitry Ulyanov's recent performances and upcoming engagements include The Gambler in Monte-Carlo, Iolanta in Lyon, Der Fliegende Holländer at Opera Vlaanderen, Katerina Izmaylova at the Bolshoi, Prince Igor at De Nationale Opera of Amsterdam and Attila at the Théâtre des Champs-Élysées.