The 2021-2022 opera season in Mallorca will take place from October 20 to June 12 at the Teatre Principal. This 36th Opera Season will open with “El elisir d’amore”, by Gaetano Donizetti. A montage signed by José Martret and with Diego Martín-Etxeberria as musical director and Lorenzo Caprile in charge of the costumes. It will take place in the Sala Grande on October 20, 22 and 24, 2021. The play is a production of the Teatre Principal de Palma that premiered in 2019 to great critical and public success. This has motivated it to be rescheduled again in this 36th Opera Season.
Opera in Mallorca until 2022
The second appointment will be on February 26 and 28 and on March 2 with “Un ballo in maschera”, by Giuseppe Verdi. The play will arrive at the Teatre Principal in a co-production by the Auditorio de Tenerife and the Teatro Regio di Parma. Interpreted by Antonio Corianò, the rest of the soloists will be decided in open auditions, in addition to the participation of the Teatre Principal Choir and the Balearic Symphony Orchestra.
On April 10 it will be the turn of the Easter Concert, dedicated to “Stabat Mater” by Giacomo Rossini, with the Teatre Principal Choir. In May, the opera season in Mallorca will continue with a new operatic product. “Les voix”, a new contemporary operational product, comes from the hand of Pablo López and Maia Planas. They are “La voix humaine”, by Francis Poulenc, and “La voz sauria”, by Mariona Vila. The performances will be on May 6 and 8.
The 36th Opera Season in Mallorca will lower the curtain on June 8, 10 and 12 with “Tales of Hoffmann”, by Jacques Offenbach. This large-format opera has the musical direction of the Taiwanese Yi Chen Lin and soloists of the stature of the Mexican Ramón Vargas, Simón Orfla, Annalisa Stropa and Carlos Daza, among others.
One of the great attractions of this 2021-2022 operational season is the posters, by three renowned Mallorcan illustrators: Margalida Vinyes, author of the poster for “El elisir d’amore”; Flavia Gargiulo, who has been in charge of “Un ballo in maschera”; and Enriqueta Llorca, “Tales of Hoffmann”.
Presentation of the season at the Teatre Principal. Photo: Consell de Mallorca.