Opera born on the streets of Seville.
Seville is a stage. Triana, with its San Jorge Castle and the Parish Church of Santa Ana, the River Guadalquivir, the Arenal district and the Town of Gold, the Cathedral, the Giralda, the Real Alcazar, the Santa Cruz district and the Plaza de San Francisco. A strategic centre of Spain during the Reconquest, the global capital of trade with the New World. Exoticism, folklore, mythical Romantic characters.
A great stage with great characters captivated and inspired the great authors of the Golden Age in their most renowned works. A great stage that, in turn, made the city a fixture on the route of the most famous travellers. The Barber of Seville, Carmen, Fidelio, Don Giovanni… these are just some popular works from the universal repertoire of opera inspired by our city and our legends.
One of the best-equipped stages in Europe
The Maestranza Theatre is a reference point for world opera. Inaugurated by the King of Spain on 2 May 1991, it is the work of the architects Aurelio del Pozo and Luis Marín. Its location in a prime site in the historical centre of Seville, its exceptional technical characteristics, the quality and variety of its programme and, above all, the enthusiastic response of the public have made it the leading stage of the South.