|Update at May 23, 2013|
Spanish Drawings in the British Museum
The exhibition is the first time this British Museum collection of prints and drawings by Spanish artists, considered one of the most important in the world, has been shown outside the UK. Ranging from Renaissance art to paintings by Goya, the show comprises works by such artists as Velázquez, Murillo and Ribera, which will be on display at the Prado Museum till 19 June.
This exhibition offers a revaluation of Salvador Dalí the thinker, writer and creator of a unique view of reality. The show focuses on his surrealistic period, putting special emphasis on the paranoiac-critical method developed by the artist as a mechanism for the transformation and subversion of reality. At the Reina Sofia Museum till 2 September.
Pepita Jiménez is an opera by Isaac Albéniz to a libretto in English - which is kept in the original this time - by Francis Money-Coutts, based on the novel of the same name by Juan Valera. The director Calixto Bieito uses his personal and groundbreaking vision for this show, which is his first Spanish opera. 19, 21, 23 & 25 May.
The award-winning Catalan flamenco singer, who has just turned forty, is celebrating his 25th anniversary in the world of music. During his short career he has taken part in renowned international festivals, collaborated with the greatest flamenco singers, from Enrique Morente and Carmen Linares to Paco de Lucía, and has received the most prestigious accolades which cement him as one of the greatest singers of the genre. 21 June.
Seen by more than 700,000 people so far, the renowned troupe the Ballet Flamenco de Madrid presents Carmen for the eighth year running. The cast of twenty five dancers and musicians led by Verónica Cantos and Francisco Guerrero combine their talents to stage the immortal and tragic love story of Carmen. The choreographer, Sara Lezana, also makes a special appearance.
Classical Russian Ballet
From 8 May to 2 June the Teatro Nuevo Apolo will be filled with the best classical ballet. Presenting a triple-bill featuring some of our favourite heroines, the Sleeping Beauty, Giselle and Swan Lake's Odette, the Classical Russian Ballet will once again delight ballet fans in Madrid.
A modern building in the Almagro neighbourhood, which housed the British embassy for 40 years, has been chosen as the venue to host the 48th Casa Decor, an exclusive event where professionals in the fields of interior design, architecture and design showcase their creations and the excellence of their work. 17 May to 23 June.
San Isidro Fair
From 1 May to 9 June, 2013, Las Ventas bullring will play host to the Corrida Goyesca (Goyesque bullfight) and to the series of bullfights known as Feria de San Isidro and Feria del Arte y la Cultura taurina.
During May, the bullfighting month par excellence in the Spanish capital, and the beginning of June Madrid will welcome world-famous bullfighters and mounted bullfighters who will be facing bulls and young bulls from the best Spanish ranches.
Tweed Ride Madrid
9 Jun 2013. Tweed Ride is a cycling movement whose members are trying to recover an old classic bicycle image on the set in the late nineteenth century, early twentieth century.