2017 is emerging as a very intense year concerning the cultural agenda in Madrid. Just like last year, the Spanish capital will be hosting exhibitions, shows and events that are of special significance but it must be recognised that this year the bar is set much higher (in the absence of other events that are yet to be confirmed). Below, we will show you some of the main cultural news that you can enjoy in Madrid during 2017.
The Mapfre Foundation inaugurated last December. It is a permanent exhibition about the work of Joan Miró, one of the most versatile and influential Spanish artists of the 20th century. Espacio Miró, located in the headquarters of Paseo de Recoletos, houses the second most important collection of the Catalan painter and sculptor. This is the most visited exhibition in Madrid (after the Reina Sofía Museum). The pieces included in the exhibition have been donated by private collectors and comprise of the main creative stages of Miró's art. Incidentally, the Mapfre Foundation also temporarily houses a space dedicated to 'fauvismo' (until 29th January).
Moving on to the music scene, Madrid will continue to offer quality musicals for all tastes. Especially anticipated is the symphonic-theatrical show that Fura dels Baus has prepared in a particular version of the opera Carmina Burana. The performances will take place at the Nuevo Teatro Alcalá between 9th and 19th February. A much more artistic creation will be the staging of Shakespeare's Macbeth in the Teatro Real, with Plácido Domingo as the undisputed tenor. This show will take to stage on 11th, 14th and 17th July.
The city will also host long awaited concerts from the most legendary rock groups of the eighties and nineties. Guns & Roses will reappear in Madrid with Slash on June 4th at the Vicente Calderón Stadium. The arrival of Aerosmith has also raised much anticipation with what is possibly his last tour (if this can be affirmed in the world of music). We will have to go to the Auditorio Miguel Ríos de Rivas-Vaciamadrid on June 29th to check it out.
Finally, we can not forget the theatrical shows. In the field of musicals, The Lion King will continue to be one of the most successful shows of all time in the Lope de Vega Theatre. With a quite different theme, The Hole. Zero is presented. This is a variety show that has caused a big stir throughout Spain. The company will be at the Teatro Calderón.