Teatro Real, Madrid

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Teatro Real (Royal Theatre) or simply El Real, as it is known colloquially, is a major opera house located in Madrid. Founded in 1818 and inaugurated on 19 November 1850, it closed in 1925 and reopened in 1966. Beginning in 1988 it underwent major refurbishing and renovation works and finally reopened in 1997 with a capacity of 1,746 seats. Today the Teatro Real opera is one of the great theaters of Europe hosting large productions involving leading international figures in opera singing, musical direction, stage direction and dance. The theater offers visitors guided tours in several languages, including the auditorium, stage, workshops and rehearsal rooms.

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  • The theatre is located in front of the Royal Palace. It looks very grand and majestic from the outside. Was not able to enter but managed to take some nice photos  more »
  • I took an hour long tour of the Opera House in January, 2020. I was the only one in this English speaking tour and had a delightful and illuminating time with guide Danny. He is a volunteer and...  more »
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  • Beautiful building and the audio tour was great. Would recommend doing even if not an opera fan.
  • Beautiful Royal Theatre! If you are less than 30 years old you may get tickets for ballet or opera at an incredible discount. Just ask.

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