A few of the most popular operas performed here include Verdi's Rigoletto, Aida and Il trovatore.
What better way to wind down after a grueling day of seminars than to sit back and enjoy a first-rate performance at the handsomely restored royal opera house? Opposite the Royal Palace, where the royal family currently resides, this majestic edifice was inaugurated in the mid-19th century. It enjoyed many glorious performances until 1925, when it was repurposed as a simple concert hall.
It wasn't until the 1990s that the Teatro Real was restored to its original splendor. It’s once again the most important theater in Spain and one of Europe's most prestigious operas houses. You can also take a guided tour of the Teatro Real on weekdays every half hour between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.