Located in the Plaza de Oriente, in front of the Royal Palace, the Royal Theatre it’s the opera of Madrid. There are operas, classical ballet and dance.
It opened its doors on October 10, 1850, precisely on the birthday of the Queen isabel II, your true driving force and genuine music lover. The chosen work was The favouritefrom Donizetti, which in those years was the favorite of Madrid.
In 1863, Verdi he visited Madrid to direct the rehearsals and attend in person the premiere of The Forza of Destiny, which with great success was performed in Madrid three months before the world premiere in St. Petersburg.
The building is hexagonal, with nine levels in height and six underground, and in total about 1760 seats. At present, its stage has 1,430 square meters with 18 vertical movement platforms and four horizontal movement platforms, which allow you to have several scenographies mounted at the same time. Its technology is among the most modern in the world.
Luxury details are palpable in every corner of the Royal Theater. The rooms that surround the main hall, have a wealth worthy of royalty.
We can meet you at Guided visits offered in collaboration with Friends of the Opera of Madrid (AAOM).
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