Tag Archives: Gran teatre del Liceu

Il Barbiere di Siviglia at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona

Opera buffa in two acts. Libretto by Cesare Sterbini based on the comedy of the same title by Pierre-Augustin de Beaumarchais. Music by Gioachino Rossini. Premiered on 20 February 1816 at the Teatro Argentina in Rome. First staged at the … Continue reading

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La Traviata at the Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona

La traviata is unique in Verdi’s output. Unlike Aida or Nabucco, it is remarkable for its realistic portrayal of the tale of Violetta who, on her deathbed, recalls her life as a courtesan in flashback form. In it Verdi made … Continue reading

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Don Pasquale in Barcelona

Norina and Ernesto are a young couple in love but then Don Pasquale, Ernesto’s aged uncle, decides to interfere. He has other plans for his nephew involving marriage to a wealthy single lady. Dr Malatesta comes to the aid of … Continue reading

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I Due Foscari at the Gran Teatre de Liceu in Barcelona with Placido Domingo

Verdi was just starting to be Verdi when I due Foscari was first performed. But this was also his period of intensive work, which he dubbed “his galley-slave years”. This sixth opera was his most dramatic to date. Contemporary critics … Continue reading

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Cosi` fan tutte at the Gran Teatre de Liceu

The superlative quality of Così fan tutte enabled it to withstand numerous contemporary obstacles (1790): the financial restrictions at the Viennese court which compelled Mozart to make cutbacks; his own personal problems; the death of Emperor Josef II, which interrupted … Continue reading

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Carmen in Barcelona

April 2015 Friday 17 20:00 – Monday 20 20:00 PE Thursday 23 20:00 – Sunday 26 17:00 – Wednesday 29 20:00 – May 2015 Saturday (AD) 2 No sooner had Prosper Mérimée introduced the myth of the gypsy Carmen to … Continue reading

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“Il prigioniero” and “Suor Angelica” in Barcelona

  Presents: Il prigioniero / Suor Angelica Luigi Dallapiccola / Giacomo Puccini 22, 25 and 27 June and 1 and 4 July 2014 Prisoners of grief Though the musical distance between Puccini and Dallapiccola may seem to make this double … Continue reading

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