Jan 28 2014
You are planning to go to Madrid in February but are not sure what to do there? We will give you the best insider tips of where to go and what to do in the capital city of Spain.
Brokeback Mountain Opera: This opera, conducted by Charles Wuorinen, has got two acts and tells the story of the correspondent book, written by Annie Proulx. It is about two cowboys who are working on a farm one summer and get to know each other. And even though they fall in love, they lead different lives and never have the courage to start a real relationship. It’s a love story that lasts over 20 years where in the end, one of the cowboys dies.
The opera can be seen from the 28th of January until the 11th of February in the Royal Theatre of Madrid. Buy tickets online and enjoy the opera.
Picasso in the workshop: From the 12th of February on, the Mapfre Foundation will show the workspace of Picasso in the Recoletos Exhibition Hall. The exhibition will focus on his studio, where he created a lot of wonderful paintings, drawings and ceramics.
Picasso was born in 1881 in Málaga. He was a Spanish painter, sculptor, ceramicist and printmaker who spent most of his life in France. It is estimated that his complete works amount to about 50,000 pieces. One of his best known pieces is the oil painting “Les Demoiselles d’Avignon” which became a key painting of the classical modernism.
Already during his lifetimes, two museums have been set up for Picasso: the Musée Picasso in Antibes and the Museu Picasso in Barcelona. The exhibition in the Recoletos Hall in Madrid will be on until the 11th of May, the entrance is free. You can find more information here.
ARCOmadrid: The International Contemporary Art Fair will be hold from the 19th until the 23th of February this year at the Ifema (Institución Ferial de Madrid) in Madrid. This year, it’s the 33rd edition of the ARCO, which represents historical until modern and contemporary arts where works of art can be admired. Tickets can be bought at the website of Ifema.
The Lion King: You like musicals? Then The Lion King is the most amazing and wonderful musical you can get to see! It refers to the Walt Disney movie of the same name which has been published in 1994 and is about Simba, a little lion, who tries to find his place in the world. For sure, this musical will enchant you and your children so that you won’t ever forget it.
The musical can be visited every day except for Mondays in Teatro Lope de Vega in Madrid. Entrance cards can be bought on the website of the musical The Lion King.
You are going to Madrid but you still need a nice place to stay? Find wonderful accommodations at Habitat Apartments.
Enjoy Madrid and the events it has to offer this month!