Flamenco at the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía in Valencia
Valencia’s Opera Theater will includes four evenings of flamenco in its 2019-2020 program: Diego el Cigala, Rocío Márquez, Duquende and Manuel Lombo.
The program of the 14th season (2019-2020) of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía, where Valencia’s Teatro de la Ópera and the Orquesta de la Comunidad Valenciana are based, has been announced. For the first time its program will include other musical genres such as flamenco, which will be featured in four galas or recitals by Diego el Cigala, Rocío Márquez, Duquende and Manuel Lombo.
The presentation has been made by the Education, Research, Culture and Sport conseller, Vicent Marzà, the president of the Patronato de Les Arts, Susana Lloret, and the new artistic director of the Theater, Jesús Iglesias Noriega. The theater’s activity will increase by 30% as it widens its horizons towards a new public. Besides its traditional focus on opera, zarzuela and symphonic music, this season will include nineteen performances of dance, six recitals of lied (lyrical song), eight concerts of light music, four evenings of flamenco and two nights featuring other musical genres. Among the concerts, we can highlight that of Niña Pastori, on June 21st .
The four flamenco evenings are the following:
- Diego el Cigala. Place: Auditorio. November 15th, 2019
- Rocío Márquez. Visto en el Jueves. Guitar: Canito. Place: Martín y Soler Theater. February 22nd, 2020
- Duquende. With Diego del Morao on the guitar and palmas by Los Mellis. Place: Martín y Soler Theater. March 13th, 2020
- Manuel Lombo. Pa’lante y pa’tras. Place: Martín y Soler Theater. April 25th, 2020.
City of the Arts
The Palau de Les Arts Reina Sofía is the work of the celebrated architect Santiago Calatrava and it’s part of the architectonic complex City of the Arts and Sciences. It was opened in 2005 and has four great stages: Sala Principal, with capacity for 1400 spectators, meant to host the great performances of opera and ballet; Aula Magistral, with capacity for 400 people, designed for small live performances; Auditorio, with capacity for over 1400 spectators; and Martín y Soler Theater, adjacent to the Palau, with capacity for 400 people.
See the full program 2019-2020
Image above: presentation of the Palau program for the 2019-2020 season. From left to right, the conseller, the president of the Patronato and the director. Photo: Les Arts