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January 1970

Program and cast

Artistic Team

Musical Director I Simone Young  

Stage Director I Calixto Bieito 

Stage designer I Rebecca Ringst

Figurinist I Ingo Krügler

Illuminator I Franck Evin

Video Creator I Sarah Derendinger

Choir Director I Andrés Máspero



King Lear I Bo Skovhus

The King of France I Torben Jürgens

The Duke of Albany I Andreas Scheibner

The Duke of Cornwall I Michael Colvin

The Earl of Kent I Kor-Jan Dusseljee

El Conde de Gloucester I José Antonio López

Edgar I Andrew Watts

Edmund I Andreas Conrad

Goneril I White Angels

Regan I Erika Sunnegårdh 

Cordelia I Susanne Elmark

Buffoon I Ernest Alisch

Teatro Real

The Teatro Real is Spain's leading opera house. It is considered to be the top institution in the country in the music and performing arts field. 

The Teatro Real Foundation is chaired by the King and Queen of Spain. It relies on two public administrations that took part in its creation: the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports, and the Comunidad de Madrid (Regional Government of Madrid). The Foundation is governed by a Board of 31 trustees. The Board of Trustees elects the President of Board and the Executive Commission as proposed by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sport. The Foundation is a public entity and there is an important role played by civil society in its governance and sponsorship. 

The objective of the Teatro Real is to create a venue for the most talented singers, conductors ands stage directors from around the world. Its artistic mission is expressed in programming which seeks excellence by combining classical and contemporary lyrical repertory to appeal to audiences of all ages and interests. Introducing young people and children to opera is of particular concern. All this, along with the Principal Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real, the most up to date technological expertise and the large number of in house productions on stages around the world has firmly positioned the Teatro Real in Spain and abroad. 

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