rafael r. villalobos
“Surrounding them is the staging by Villalobos, who goes for a floor of black gravel and an edge-lit suspended cross whose symbolism is reinforced with the initial appearance of God uniting the couple in a heavenly creative act (...) Villalobos is a seasoned director who knows how to create believable spaces with minimum tools (...) An essentially potent staging.” ABC
“Stage director Rafael Villalobos accentuates the darker side of the story with a certain baroque touch, taking it closer to theatre than opera. A show of great richness with flashes of genius in its execution.” El País
Rafael has been given the 2019 Princess of Girona Foundation Arts and Literature Award, which he was presented with by Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain.
From 2021 Rafael is an exclusive Sorek artis.