Joan Matabosch has presented plans for his opening season at the Teatro Real and they are eye-catching.
Woody Allen will direct Puccini’s Gianni Schicci with Placido Domingo in the title role. The opera will be paired with the little-seen Goyescas by Granados.
The veteran Spanish actress Carmen Maura (pictured) will play opposite Natalie Dessay in Donizetti’s Daughter of the Regiment and various Spanish designers will parade their wares on stage.
UPDATE: Anne Midgette points out below that Woody Allen directed Gianni Schicchi back in 2008 as his operatic debut in Los Angeles. This may be a revival.