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MADRID CULTURAL AGENDA

From among the wide range of cultural events on offer in Madrid, below we highlight a few exhibitions and performances that we consider to be of interest:

  1. MUSEO DEL PRADO

“GEORGES DE LA TOUR”

From 23 February to 12 June 2016, the Museo del Prado will be hosting an exceptional exhibition on Georges de la Tour, today considered the most important French painter of the 17th century, along with Poussin.

  1. MUSEO THYSSEN-BORNEMISZA

“MADRID REALISTS”

From 9 February to 22 May 2016, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza will be hosting an exhibition focusing on a group of artists of the Realist movement who lived and produced their art work in Madrid, with prominent names like the painter Antonio López.

  1. EXHIBITION AT CENTROCENTRO PALACIO DE CIBELES

“KANDINSKY, A RETROSPECTIVE”

Until 28 February 2016, the CentroCentro Cibeles is offering the opportunity to enjoy the work of Russian painter and forefather of abstract art Wassily Kandinsky, in the largest retrospective ever exhibited in Spain, organised by the Centre Pompidou in Paris and Arthemisia Group.

  1. OPERA IN THE TEATRO REAL

“THE PROHIBITION OF LOVING”

Since 19 February to 5 March 2016, “The Prohibition of Loving” is on stage in the “Teatro Real de Madrid” with the co-production of the Royal Opera House Convent Garden of London and the “Coro y Orquesta Titulares del Teatro Real”. This particular opera, written and composed by Richard Wagner, based on the “Measure by Measure” of William Shakespeare, constitutes a rarity within the catalogue of the German composer due to the scandals that surrounded its premiere in the Magdeburg Theater in 1836 under the title of “Palermo’s novice”, that was changed to elude censorship. After the failure of the two first plays, it was not played again during Wagner’s life and since his death it has been occasionally played. This opera is rarely played nowadays, so that the “Teatro Real de Madrid” offers a great opportunity for opera lovers.