"El Caballero de la Triste Figura" by Tomás Marco

Teatro Real production. Teatros del Canal. January 26, 28 and 30, 2016


Alfredo García, Don Quijote (baritone)

Eduardo Santamaría, Sancho Panza (tenor)

María José Suárez, Narración (mezzo-soprano)

María Rey-Joly, (soprano)



Manuel Coves, conductor

Guillermo Heras, director

Set Designer: Rafel Garrigós, Costume Designer: Ana Rodrigo, Choreography: Mónica Runde

Production supported by the Sociedad Estatal de Conmemoraciones Culturales and the Teatros del Canal

Teatro Real website

In the press

We highlight the baritone Alfredo García who displays good manners to endorse the dramatic arc that corresponds to him. The singer wants to endorse the stage from the beginning  and nothing stop him. He moves decisively with grace, understanding that Don Quixote is what he is. The seriousness, the constant anger with the entire universe, the madness that can leave a trail of humor or despair. We must add its powerful, versatile and full of beautiful colors and precise voice. Alfredo Garcia is a serious candidate for a total singer.

"El Caballero de la Triste Figura"

Gabriel Ramírez Lozano, January 31, 2016

In the press

Baritone Alfredo Garcia knows really well the character of Don Quixote … he was very confident in vocal technique and necessary theatrical skills. García dominates the entire cast.

"El Caballero de la Triste Figura"

Jorge Fernández Guerra, El País, January 28, 2016

In the press

The baritone who sings Don Quixote, hoards vocalism and presence … excellent Alfredo Garcia.

"El Caballero de la Triste Figura"

Santiago Martín Bermúdez, Scherzo Magazine

In the press

… with a baritone, Alfredo Garcia, who shone with his performance and powerful voice of “hidalgo manchego”.

"El Caballero de la Triste Figura"

Ilia Galán, Group Promecal (11 Newspapers)

Making a success with audiences and critics at the premiere of the opera” El Caballero de la Triste Figura”.

Five minutes of applause and ovation. At the head of the cast highlighted … Alfredo Garcia in the role of Don Quixote …

El Caballero de la Triste Figura de Tomás Marco

El Quijote de la Mancha IV Centenario

…excellent level, a manifestation of the way in which artistic talent can achieve solvency levels that are in no way guaranteed …Alfredo Garcia as Don Quixote … worked very well … With admirable professionalism in carrying out the work … .

El Caballero de la Triste Figura de Tomás Marco

José Luis García del Busto, Scherzo

… highlighting the lofty style of singing of Alfredo Garcia embodying the protagonist of this opera.


El Caballero de la Triste Figura de Tomás Marco

Vinteuil, Opus Música

.… Gold brooch with the premiere of El Caballero de la Triste Figura … The cast has satisfied the expectations… headed by the musician and Alfredo Garcia, a young baritone with fresh voice and a good actor who plays Don Quixote …

El Caballero de la Triste Figura de Tomás Marco

La tribuna de Albacete

About the opera

Tomás Marco

Tomás Marco

When I finished reading Don Quixote, still very young, and after my father had talked to me, for many years, about his transcendent encounter with this novel, not only I had no plans to become a singer, but I never would have imagined that one day I would have the rare gift of embody this myth of Spanish literature, which since 400 years ago comes speaking for all, which is something the classics insist brightly on doing, ignoring the degraded that time draws on almost everything.

Furthermore, this particular Quixote, who now wears the colours of my voice and that in the future certainly will acquire the shades and tones of future colleagues, is somehow managed, assembled and drawn by the hand of a composer who is already a classic and whom I never met before.

The premiere of this piece was born with the collaboration of Tomas Marco, something that is still on today. To him I thank, not only the confidence that he has renovated in me for the interpretation of the Knight of the Sorrowful Countenance, but also having had the generosity to compose for my voice the “Tenorio” opera, of which we have already made the premiere of some scenes and that, at some point, we hope to draw out of the staves solidly and completely, with the greatness and dignity that both, Don Juan Tenorio and the one who has put music into it, should have for this occasion.

The Knight of the Sorrowful Figure is still riding on years after its premiere with the same performers that at the time gave birth to it, and we all hope that he does not run out of the roads and adventures, and his achievements extend beyond ours.

Alfredo García

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