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.
August 2017
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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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BarcelonaIl Viaggio a Reims

Rossini: Il viaggio a Reims
Giacomo Sagripanti; Emilio Sagi; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Pepa Ojanguren; Ruth Iniesta; Marigona Querkezi

BarcelonaCasals Quartet: Complete Beethoven

Beethoven, Sotelo
Cuarteto Casals

BarcelonaTrifonov, about Chopin

Mompou, Rachmaninov, Chopin
Daniil Trifonov, Piano

BarcelonaCasals Quartet: Complete Beethoven

Beethoven, Porat
Cuarteto Casals

BarcelonaCasals Quartet: Complete Beethoven

Cuarteto Casals
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The (not so) Merry Widow in concert at the Liceu

The Gran Teatre del Liceu's revival of a shortened Merry Widow lacking some of the essence of this highly popular operetta.
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Don Giovanni: Into the abyss at the Liceu

A visually stunning production with a fine cast to match. 
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Liceu orchestra excels in Tchaikovsky's Fifth

The Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu has made a remarkable evolution during recent years under Josep Pons' direction. 
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Temirkanov and Leticia Moreno: tradition and the future, together in Barcelona

Temirkanov avoided any useless gesture, while Leticia Moreno explored all the pain, sadness and violence of Shostakovich’s Concerto
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Framed: a dream world Flying Dutchman

Philipp Stölzl's production of Der fliegende Holländer, which places the action within a giant frame in a library, arrives at The Liceu.
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