The fiery angel

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Program and cast

Opera in five acts

Music and libretto by Sergéi Prokófiev (1891-1953)

Libretto based on the homonymous novel (1907), by Valery Bryusov

Premiered in the Teatro La Fenice of Venecia, November 25,1954

Premiered in the Teatro Real

New production in the Teatro Real, in collaboration with the Opernhaus of Zúrich


Musical condutor I Gustavo Gimeno

Stage director I Calixto Bieito

Stage designer I Rebecca Ringst

Costume designer I Ingo Krügler

Light designer I Franck Evin

Video designer I Sarah Derendinger

Playwright I Beate Breidenbach

Choir director I Andrés Máspero

Titular Orchesta and Choir of the Teatro Real
(Coro Intermezzo / Orquesta Sinfónica de Madrid)


Renata I Ausrine Stundyte - 22, 25, 28, 31 mar; 3, 5 apr, Elena Popovskaya - 23, 26 mar; 1, 4 apr

Ruprecht I Leigh Melrose - 22, 25, 28, 31 mar; 3, 5 apr, Dimitris Tiliakos - 23, 26 mar; 1, 4 apr

Agrippa von Nettesheim / Mephistopheles I Dmitry golovnin - 22, 25, 28, 31 mar; 3, 5 apr, Vsevolod Grivnov - 23, 26 mar; 1, 4 apr

La Madre Superiora / Vidente I Agnieszka rehlis - 22, 25, 28, 31 mar; 3, 5 apr, Olesya Petrova - 23, 26 mar; 1, 4 apr

El Inquisidor I Mika Kares - 22, 25, 28, 31 Mar; 3, 5 Apr, Pavel Daniluk - 23, 26 Mar; 1, 4 Apr

Posadera I Nino Surguladze

Fausto I Dmitry Ulyanov

Jackob Glock / Doctor I Antonio Lozano

Mathias / Posadero I Gerardo Bullón

El Conde Heinrich / El Padre I Ernst Alisch

Waiter I David Lagares


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