• Posted:Tuesday, February 2, 2010
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Madrid to host Andre Chenier opera
There are lots of reasons to go on a holiday to and book a hostel in Madrid, but now that an opera based on the life and times of French poet Andre Chenier is being put on in the city, there's just one more excuse that you can give people when you're purchasing your flight.

The show - which is the creation of Italian composer Umbetio Giordano and is, according to Es Madrid, his most popular work - is running from February 13th to 28th so if you do have intentions of trying your hand at a bit of opera, you'll have to move pretty quickly, unless of course you're already in the area.

It's a historical drama that is told in four acts and is apparently both bloody and tragic, so even if you're not that into musical theatre, chances are that you'll be a convert at the end of the performance. It details the story of how Chenier became something of a revolutionary and took it upon himself to bring down the aristocracy, only then to fall hopelessly in love with a wealthy heiress.

Anyone up for it can take in a staging at the Teatro Real any day of the week, beginning at 20:00 local time on weekdays and 18:00 local time on Sundays.

And if that doesn't float your boat, perhaps you'd feel more comfortable at ArcoMadrid, the International Contemporary Art Fair that's taking place between February 17th and 21st. This year's event is celebrating all that Los Angeles has to offer, apparently, looking at its artistic and cultural nuances.

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