Guide to Classical Music, Opera and Dance in Barcelona

March 2017
Evening performance
Matinee performance
© 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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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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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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Verdi: Rigoletto
Riccardo Frizza; Monique Wagemakers; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Michael Levine; Sandy Powel; Javier Camarena; Antonino Siragusa

BarcelonaPiano recital Javier Perianes

Schubert, de Falla, Debussy, Albéniz
Javier Perianes, Piano

BarcelonaBernstein, Bartók and Ray Chen's Violin

Granados, Bernstein, Bartók
Orquestra Simfònica de Barcelona i Nacional de Catalunya; Simone Young; Ray Chen

BarcelonaOrfeó Català & Simon Halsey

Casals, Poulenc, Duruflé, Mozart
Simon Halsey; Orféo Català; Josep-Ramon Olivé; Tànit Bono; Lluis Claret

BarcelonaQuatuor Diotima

Posadas, Parra, Haas
Quatuor Diotima
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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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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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