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Originally opened on 4 April 1847, the Liceu gradually evolved into a prestigious opera house. It has seen operas by contemporary Italian Romantic drama and late 19th-century Verism. Sets have been designed by famous artists such as Bakst, Picasso, Cocteau and Miró.
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Vivaldi: Teuzzone, RV 736
Jordi Savall; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Paolo Lopez; Marta Fumagalli; Sonia Prina; Roberta Mameli
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Kazushi Ono
Peter Rundel; Àlex Ollé; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Alfons Flores; Lluc Castells; Robin Adams; Allison Cook
Patrick Fournillier; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Nino Machaidze; Plácido Domingo; Celso Albelo; María José Suárez
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Having received excellent reviews for his Mahler, Verdi, Wagner and Shostakovich, Pablo Heras-Casado decided to programme a composer he has loved since his youth: Claudio Monteverdi.
Beczała's "Pourquoi me réveiller" stops the show in Willy Decker's thoughtful Werther at the Liceu, expertly conducted by Alain Altinoglu.
Gergiev and the Mariinsky excel in Act III of Tristan und Isolde with the help of star singing from Vekua, Westbroek and Nikitin; George Li shows promise in Liszt.
Kavakos and Pace give us a textbook lesson in perfect balance between violin and piano as they trade the melody in Beethoven sonatas.