Flamenco guitarist-composer Paco Peña is returning to Sadler’s Wells with his company with his show Solera.

Taking its name from the system of ageing and blending wine in barrels, the production - which runs from Wednesday, April 17, until Saturday, April 20 - explores “artistic wisdom and the fearlessness of youth”.

The production, which debuted in 2022, is a collaboration between Peña and long-term collaborator Jude Kelly and features young and mature dancers, musicians and singers.

In it, the 81-year-old guitar virtuoso performs side by side with Dani de Morón, a young exponent of the flamenco guitar, as well as with dancers Angel Muñoz, Adriana Bilbao and Brazilian Gabriel Matías.

Peña began learning guitar from his brother at the age of six and made his first professional appearance when he was 12.

In the late 1960s he left Spain for London, where his flamenco music captured the public’s imagination as guitarist, composer, dramatist and artistic mentor who transformed perceptions of this Spanish art form. 

Paco Peña is the world’s first Professor of Flamenco Guitar, a role established in 1985, and was also awarded America’s Gold Medal in Arts by the John F Kennedy Center in Washington. 

His dance company has taken flamenco into music-theatre with regular seasons at the Royal Festival and The Barbican as well as Sadler’s Wells.

The running time for Solera is two hours 10 minutes with interval. Tickets start at £15 and are available from the box office on 020-7863 8000 or online at www.sadlerswells.com