Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Barcelona

February 2017
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© A. Bofill
© A. Bofill

Guide to Gran Teatre del Liceu

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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A weekend at Barcelona's Liceu

Of all European cities, one of the best for a weekend break has to be Barcelona. Head there in May and you can soak up a wonderful weekend at the Liceu, Barcelona’s opera house.
Find a comprehensive list of classical music events taking place in Barcelona. Whether you are looking for the Gran Teatre del Liceu opera season or the Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya programme. You can find out what's on at major venues such as L'Auditori and Palau de la Musica Catalana or just enjoy reading reviews from past events in the city...
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Vivaldi: Teuzzone, RV 736
Jordi Savall; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Paolo Lopez; Marta Fumagalli; Sonia Prina; Roberta Mameli

BarcelonaWagner's Symphonic Music

Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Kazushi Ono


Francesconi: Quartett
Peter Rundel; Àlex Ollé; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Alfons Flores; Lluc Castells; Robin Adams; Allison Cook


Massenet: Thaïs
Patrick Fournillier; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Nino Machaidze; Plácido Domingo; Celso Albelo; María José Suárez

BarcelonaBruckner's No.7

Wagner, Bruckner
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya
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Pablo Heras-Casado explores Monteverdi in Barcelona

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. 
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A comprehensively excellent Werther in Barcelona

Beczała's "Pourquoi me réveiller" stops the show in Willy Decker's thoughtful Werther at the Liceu, expertly conducted by Alain Altinoglu.
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Gergiev brings the Mariinsky to Barcelona

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.
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Elegant refinement from Kavakos and Pace

Kavakos and Pace give us a textbook lesson in perfect balance between violin and piano as they trade the melody in Beethoven sonatas.
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Bocca's Ballet Nacional Sodre dances Coppélia

A warm and charming Coppélia performed by Julio Bocca's excellent young Uruguayan company.   
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