rafael r. villalobos


“Villalobo's re-examination of the Singspiel put a major new twist in the tale that certainly added a jolting charge to the dynamics between Constanze, Belmonte and Selim. (…) A show that provided ample and invigorating reward for the risks it took.” Opera Magazine

“Villalobos desarrolla el fascinante universo teatral de Britten con una sorprendente facilidad”. Codalario


“La labor de Rafael R. Villalobos en la dirección escénica tuvo muchos quilates en lo dramático”. Platea Magazine


Rafael has been given the 2019 Princess of Girona Foundation Arts and Literature Award, which he will be presented with by Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain at the awards ceremony next November. 

The jury praised Rafael’s “ability to create deeply appealing visual universes and his vision of opera as a tool for social and individual construction, based on contemporary interpretations designed to promote a dialogue with the public”.






Sala Turina, Sevilla

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