Juanjo Mena to conduct the Orchestra of the Teatro Real, Madrid, in their Carnegie Hall debut

A Celebration of Spanish Music: the first Gala Concert of the Royal Opera of Madrid in New York

June 2022

Juanjo Mena will lead the Orchestra of the Teatro Real (Royal Opera), Madrid, in their Carnegie Hall debut on 15 September 2022, after they were named Best Opera Company in 2021 by the International Opera Awards. The concert highlights well-known works orchestral works, as well as works for piano and orchestra, and songs from zarzuela composed by Falla and Albéniz, amongst others. Soloists will include pianist Javier Perianes and soprano Sabina Puértolas.
Juanjo Mena recently debuted at the Teatro Real, leading critically acclaimed performances of Arthur Honegger’s Jeanne d’Arc au Bûcher alongside Debussy’s La damoiselle élue, a new co-production with the Frankfurt Opera by Alex Ollé of La Fura dels Baus, which featured Oscar-winning actress Marion Cotillard in the title role.

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