The Royal Opera of Madrid is known as one of the most important performing arts institutions in Spain, and New York is fortunate enough to get a taste of it. We got the chance to be one of the first to experience the sights and sounds of this incredible Flamenco performance—and it was absolutely riveting!
The music, dancing, singing and energy of Flamenco filled the intimate and stunning setting that is Harlem Parish – St. Thomas the Apostle Church, showcasing some of the most notable flamenco artists from Spain. Before the show closes on Oct. 9, lessons with the famous dancers and musicians will be offered. Not only do you get to meet these performers but you can learn from them in this two hour class. Find out more information on these sessions here and don’t miss out on this unforgettable experience.
The harmonies of singers Manu Soto and Bernardo Miranda echoed throughout the historic walls and soaring ceiling of Harlem Parish.
Dancers Amador Rojas and Yolanda Osuna were mesmerizing to watch onstage and the Flamenco heel (Sandalo) that they wore had its own rhythm. Both Rojas and Osuna exuded excitement with each step, leaving every ounce of sweat on the stage.
Steady and complex rhythms were provided by talented musicians including guitarist José Tomás Jiménez, flute and saxophone player Sergio de Lope and percussionist Lolo Plantón.
Each performer had total command of the stage and their talents shined through. By the end of the show, everyone was on their feet and it turned into a dance party for the crowd too!
There are different tiers of tickets available for purchase. The highest level is a VIP Admission ticket which includes the best visibility in the venue and a tasting of Spanish charcuterie before the show. It also includes the opportunity to meet and take pictures with the artists after the performance. For more information on all ticket tiers, go here.
Make your experience extra special and get lessons from the famous performers above, go here for more information on this one-of-a kind session. Whether you go on your own, out with friends or on a special date night out, this authentic Spanish Flamenco show is not to be missed.