Allen first staged the short Puccini opera in L.A. in 2008. His staging was an homage to black-and-white Italian cinema from the 1940s and '50s. Domingo, who didn't star in the L.A. production, will play the title role in Madrid.
Teatro Real will produce "Gianni Schicchi" on a double bill with "Goyescas" by composer Enrique Granados, directed by José Luis Gómez. The double bill will begin June 30, 2015.
Allen's production of "Schicchi" marked the first time the filmmaker directed an opera. When it debuted in L.A., the opera was performed as part of Puccini's "Il
In his review of the production, Times music critic Mark Swed wrote that Allen "manages to be both irreverent and absolutely true to the music and the spirit of the work."
At the 2008 opening at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion, Allen opted not to appear at the curtain call with cast members and conductor
Allen's next projects include his new movie, "Magic in the Moonlight," starring