Aquiles en Esciros

Madrid, Teatro Real Opera
Madrid, Spain
Teatro Real, Madrid
Thu 19 March 20:00
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Synopsis
The chapter of the myth of Achilles in the island of Skyros, and specifically the attraction of the carnival-like disguises and the transposition of genders serves as the inspiration for over thirty lyrical compositions between the middle of the XVIII century until over two centuries later.
Thetis, the mother of Achilles, determined to masquerade him as a woman in order to hide him in the Court of the King Lycomedes, and therefore avoid that the Greek warriors take him off to the battle at which they intend to destroy Troy. Their determination in counting Achilles among their ranks is the consequence of a prophecy which states that, without him, the victory will not be possible. What starts out as an apparently effective idea, is complicated when Achilles falls in love with one of the princesses, and it becomes even more serious when Achilles is sent to the island to try to find his own whereabouts.
Francesco Corselli wrote Acilles on Skyros in Madrid, where he lived during the majority of his professional career and where he worked as Maestro of the Royal Chapel
This work, which initially had its future limited to a few performances for the Court, now arrives at the Teatro Real as part of an indispensable effort to recuperate our best lyric patrimony.
Credits
Conductor Ivor Bolton
Director Mariame Clément
Sets, Costumes Julia Hansen
Lighting Philippe Berthomé
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Licomede Andrea Mastroni / Grigory Shkarupa
Ulisse Tim Mead / Christopher Lowrey
Deidamia Francesca Aspromonte / Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli
Teagene Sabina Puértolas / Leonor Bonilla
Achille/ Pirra Franco Fagioli / Jake Arditti
Arcade Kenneth Tarver / David Alegret
Nearco Juan Sancho / Kryzstian Adam

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    The chapter of the myth of Achilles in the island of Skyros, and specifically the attraction of the carnival-like disguises and the transposition of genders serves as the inspiration for over thirty lyrical compositions between the middle of the XVIII century until over two centuries later.

    Thetis, the mother of Achilles, determined to masquerade him as a woman in order to hide him in the Court of the King Lycomedes, and therefore avoid that the Greek warriors take him off to the battle at which they intend to destroy Troy. Their determination in counting Achilles among their ranks is the consequence of a prophecy which states that, without him, the victory will not be possible. What starts out as an apparently effective idea, is complicated when Achilles falls in love with one of the princesses, and it becomes even more serious when Achilles is sent to the island to try to find his own whereabouts.

    Francesco Corselli wrote Acilles on Skyros in Madrid, where he lived during the majority of his professional career and where he worked as Maestro of the Royal Chapel

    This work, which initially had its future limited to a few performances for the Court, now arrives at the Teatro Real as part of an indispensable effort to recuperate our best lyric patrimony.

  • Credits

    Conductor Ivor Bolton
    Director Mariame Clément
    Sets, Costumes Julia Hansen
    Lighting Philippe Berthomé
    ~
    Licomede Andrea Mastroni / Grigory Shkarupa
    Ulisse Tim Mead / Christopher Lowrey
    Deidamia Francesca Aspromonte / Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli
    Teagene Sabina Puértolas / Leonor Bonilla
    Achille/ Pirra Franco Fagioli / Jake Arditti
    Arcade Kenneth Tarver / David Alegret
    Nearco Juan Sancho / Kryzstian Adam

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