Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Barcelona

« 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. »
Jean-Guihen Queyrascellist
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Guide to Gran Teatre del Liceu

© A. Bofill
© A. Bofill
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.

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.

Barcelona: the best of music, art and food

We take you on a quick spin round Barcelona's magnificently rebuilt opera house, world class concerts, the architecture of Gaudí, the art of Miró, Picasso, Casas – with some tips for the gastronomic scene.
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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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BarcelonaSymphonic Bach

Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Cristian Măcelaru

BarcelonaDer fliegende Holländer

Wagner: Der fliegende Holländer (The Flying Dutchman)
Oksana Lyniv; Philipp Stölzl; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Conrad Moritz Reinhardt; Ursula Kudrna; Attila Jun; Emma Vetter

BarcelonaKristian Bezuidenhout, fortepiano recital

Beethoven, Haydn
Kristian Bezuidenhout, Piano

BarcelonaXavier Sabata: Mad Songs

Eccles, Finger, Purcell, Blow, Weldon
Xavier Sabata; Ophélie Gaillard; Ensemble Pulcinella

BarcelonaIl ritorno d'Ulisse in patria (The Return of Ulysses to his Country), SV 325

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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Sparkling Così fan tutte in Barcelona

Jacobs has found in the excellent musicians of this orchestra the perfect laboratory to explore his conception of Mozart.
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Isabelle Faust and Freiburger Barockorchester

An outstanding concert, with impressive performers that love to play together and had lots of time to rehearse
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Dudamel conquers Barcelona with Beethoven

In Barcelona, Gustavo Dudamel and Simón Bolívar Symphony Orchestra of Venezuela continued their Beethoven cycle with performances of the Fifth and Sixth. 
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Plácido Domingo returns to the Liceu

Younger generations have still a lot to learn from the 76-year old singer
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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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