King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain at the Opening of the Royal Theatre


Queen Letizia of Spain in Carolina Herrera Dress for Royal Theatre Opening
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Today, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain presided over the premiere of the opera “Un Ballo in Maschera”, by Giuseppe Verdi, on the occasion of the opening of the 24th season of the Teatro Real (The Royal Theatre) in Madrid.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the opening of Royal Theatre
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The Royal couple met with the members of the Royal Theater Board of Trustees upon arrival before heading taking seats in the Royal box of the theatre.

Queen Letizia wore red Carolina Herrera for the Royal Theatre Opening
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The evening began with the National Anthem and a brief speech by Mario Vargas Llosa, honorary president of the Advisory Council of the Royal Theater.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia in the royal box of the royal theatre
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The opera “Un Ballo in Maschera” is based on the assassination of King Gustav III of Sweden in 1792, who was shot during a masked ball as the result of a political conspiracy, dying 13 days later from his wounds. Fact that had been brought to the stage by means of a libretto by Eugène Scribe that led to the opera Gustave III by Daniel-François Auber is an amazing work of art.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain attended the opening of Royal Theatre
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It was first performed at the Teatro Apollo in Rome in 1859. The Verdi’s opera went through many changes during the period, caused by the censorship in both Naples and in Rome. It was also effected by the political situation in France in January 1858 when Napoleon III went to watch Rossini’s Guillaume Tell. Going through different names, it was finally  named Una vendetta in domino and then to Un ballo in maschera in 1859. Reportedly, it was one of the most controversial work of Giuseppe Verdi.

King Felipe and Queen Letizia with the team of Royal Theatre
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At the end of the Opera, King Felipe and Queen Letizia met with the Opera team that included artists, director, music director and the other staff.

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Proving my yesterday’s prediction wrong, once again Queen Letizia of Spain chose to repeat her wardrobe. I was accepting a glamorous style but the 48 years old Spanish Queen went for her trusty Carolina Herrera outfit. She wore Carolina Herrera Red Lace Dress.

Carolina Herrera Red Lace Dress
Carolina Herrera Red Lace Dress

We first saw the dress in June 2017 at the 40th anniversary of the General elections. Queen Letizia again wore the dress in October 2018 at the Princess of Asturias pre-award reception and  July 2019 for a visit to Valencia.

Queen Letizia wore CH Carolina Herrera Essential Slingback Red Suede Pumps
Carolina Herrera Essential Slingback Red Suede Pumps

Letizia paired the dress with her red CH Carolina Herrera Essential Slingback Red Suede Pumps.

Carolina Herrera Metropolitan Insignia Small Clutch
Carolina Herrera Metropolitan Insignia Small Clutch

Queen was carrying her Carolina Herrera Metropolitan Insignia Small Clutch.

Queen Letizia wore gold hoop earrings during the cuba visit debuted at the vocational course opening in september 2019
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She was wearing UFO gold hoop earrings debuted at the opening of vocational courses in September 2019.

Queen Letizia wore Karen Hallam Signature Ring
Karen Hallam Signature Ring

And her Karen Hallam ring.


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