« I find the city electrifying! Culture is omnipresent, in all genres, Architecture, Museums, Music... History is also palpable, and playing the Bach Suites in the Palau de la Musica was an unforgettable experience, in part because the audience is younger and more dynamic than in many European cities, but also because the inevitable spirit of Casals conveys a very special energy. »cellist
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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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Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Cristian Măcelaru
Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Oksana Lyniv; Philipp Stölzl; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Conrad Moritz Reinhardt; Ursula Kudrna; Attila Jun; Emma Vetter
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano
Eccles, Finger, Purcell, Blow, Weldon
Xavier Sabata; Ophélie Gaillard; Ensemble Pulcinella
Monteverdi: Il ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Country), SV 325
Sir John Eliot Gardiner; English Baroque Soloists
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Jacobs has found in the excellent musicians of this orchestra the perfect laboratory to explore his conception of Mozart.
An outstanding concert, with impressive performers that love to play together and had lots of time to rehearse
In Barcelona, Gustavo Dudamel and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela continued their Beethoven cycle with performances of the Fifth and Sixth.
Younger generations have still a lot to learn from the 76-year old singer
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.