El barberillo de Lavapiés

Orquesta and Coro RTVE

El barberillo de Lavapiés

In 2023, the Zarzuela world is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of maestro Barbieri who was the main driving force behind this musical genre that is so closely associated with Madrid. In his works, such districts as Las Vistillas, El Pardo and the neighbourhood of Lavapiés were key players and he in fact imbued them with a geographical and costumbrist reality that brought the plot closer to the spectator and forged bonds with an audience that welcomed his premières with great acclaim.

The Veranos de la Villa festival joins in with this commemoration and proudly brings to the Central Courtyard of the Condeduque Centre for Contemporary Culture, the RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Choir and their production of The Little Barber of Lavapiés. Conducted by Miquel Ortega and with Diego Carvajal as stage director, the audience will be sure to enjoy this Zarzuela in which love affairs become entwined with political or pseudo-historical intrigues in the Madrid of the days following the Esquilache Mutiny of 1766. Sensitive to the prevailing social unrest, Barbieri introduces us to the barber Lamparilla and Paloma, the seamstress, two characters from the common people, as protagonists of and masterminds behind the solution to the problems faced by the Marquesita and Don Luis, both members of the aristocracy.

An RTVE Orchestra and Choir production



RTVE Symphony Orchestra and Choir

Conductor Miquel Ortega

Stage Director  Diego Carvajal

Baritone Borja Quiza

Mezzosoprano Sandra Pastrana

Soprano Irene Palazón

Tenor Miguel Ariza (Don Luis)

Baritone Carmelo Cordón (Don Juan) 

Bajo Vicente Martínez (Don Pedro)

El Barberillo de Lavapiés  Francisco Asenjo Barbieri    


From 21st of July to 22nd of July


2 hours 

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Accessibility type

Centro Cultural Conde Duque

Calle del Conde Duque, 11 28015 , 11

Paisaje o vista de Centro Cultural Conde Duque

Distrito Centro

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Metro: Ventura Rodríguez (línea 3), San Bernardo (línea 2 y 4) y Noviciado (línea 2).

Bus: 002

Bicimad: Estación 13 (calle Conde Duque, 22)

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The Department of Culture, Tourism and Sports of the Madrid City Council facilitates the download of the official poster of the Veranos de la Villa 2023 campaign created by Amanda Portillo Maroto.

Authorized download for home use only. Any other use subject to authorization. © MADRID DESTINATION CULTURE TOURISM AND BUSINESS, S.A., 2023