Tuesday 24Nov20
Thursday 26Nov20
Saturday 28Nov20
Lucrezia Borgia
‘The fortunes and misfortunes of the daughter of a Pope’
3 Shows
24 Nov and 28 Nov
2:40 h (descanso incluido: 30 min)
Opera/Opera de Tenerife
 Auditorio de Tenerife

In the 2020/2021 season Ópera de Tenerife is putting on Lucrezia Borgia, a title that could not be performed in March 2020 due to the health crisis. This is a coproduction of Auditorio de Tenerife, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Ópera de Oviedo and Teatro de la Maestranza.


A melodrama in a prologue and two acts with music by Gaetano Donizetti and libretto by Felice Romani, it is based on a drama, with the same title, by the French writer Victor Hugo and loosely based on the historical figure of Lucrezia Borgia. It was premiered at the Teatro alla Scala de Milan on 26 December 1833. Donizetti looks deeply into the morbid legend of Pope Alessandro VI’s daughter who grew up in a family surrounded by rumours of incest, adultery, infidelity, betrayal, murder, and horror, creating a strong psychological portrait of a powerful but fragile woman.

The music director of the Teatr Wielki Opera Norodowa [Polish National Opera], Andriy Yurkevych, one of the most sought-after batons in the international arena, will conduct this title.

Stage director Silvia Paoli, who made her debut in Ópera de Tenerife with La Cenerentola [2014] and, after its success went on to work in Le nozze di Figaro [2015] and I Capuleti e i Montecchi [2017], is coming back with this international coproduction. Her interpretation of the work takes us to the 1930s when the rise of fascism in Italy marked women’s behaviour, ruled by the hidden vices and the public virtues of an androcentric society.

Creative team

Music director: Andriy Yurkevych 

Stage director: Silvia Paoli 

Stage designer: Andrea Belli 

Costume designer: Valeria Donata Betella

 Lighting designer: Alessandro Carletti 

Choreography: Sandhya Nagaraja


 Orquesta Sinfónica de Tenerife 

Coro de Ópera de Tenerife


An Ópera de Tenerife, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Ópera de Oviedo and Teatro de la Maestranza coproduction



Donna Lucrezia Borgia (soprano): Yolanda Auyanet

Don Alfonso I d’Este, Duca di Ferrara (bass): Simone Alberghini

Gennaro (tenor): Antonino Siragusa

Maffio Orsini (mezzosoprano): Na’ama Goldman

 Jeppo Liverotto (tenor): Jorge Franco

 Don Aposto Gazella (bass): Pablo Gálvez

Ascanio Petrucci (bass): Daniele Terenzi

Oloferno Vitellozzo (tenor): David Astorga

Gubetta (bass): Borja Molina

Rustighello (tenor): Mario Méndez

Astolfo (bass): Eugenio Di Lieto

Extras: Juan Pablo Domínguez, Gino Senesi, Daniel Marrero, Daniel A. Lorenzo, Joan Expósito, Santiago García, Christian Riveros, Claudia Aritza Regalado, Carla Martín, Indira Pérez, Laura Ballesta, Laura Isabel Fernández, Marta González-Martín, Shira Tellechea, Tamara Ruiz, Ninovska Romero



Times and tickets

Subscribers to the 2019/2020 season can purchase their Lucrezia Borgia tickets from 28 October to 4 November.

General sales will begin on 5 November.

Ticket sales close two hours before the start of the show so that we can finish fitting out the hall and you can have a totally safe experience.

Access is only allowed to people aged over 5.

Buying a ticket implies the user unconditionally accepts the contents of the measures implemented by Auditorio de Tenerife to deal with COVID-19, with no conditions or reservation whatsoever. Please see all the measures on https://bit.ly/3haP4fH.

Opera/Opera de Tenerife
Auditorio de Tenerife
Tue 24Nov20
Thu 26Nov20
Sat 28Nov20

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