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Performer: Josep Pons

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BarcelonaRichard Strauss

Richard Strauss
Strauss R.
Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu; Josep Pons; Jacquelyn Wagner

BarcelonaThus spoke Zarathusa

© Benjamin De Diesbach
Brahms, Strauss R.
Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu; Josep Pons; François-Frédéric Guy

BarcelonaKáťa Kabanová

Káťa Kabanová
Janáček: Káťa Kabanová
Josep Pons; David Alden; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Charles Edwards; Jon Morrell; Patricia Racette; Nikolai Schukoff

BarcelonaFrom Wagner's influencers to Wagner's influence

© Antoni Bofill
Schubert, Mahler
Orquesta Sinfónica del Gran Teatre del Liceu; Josep Pons; Anna Larsson; Nikolai Schukoff

BarcelonaL'Enigma di LeaWorld première

L'Enigma di Lea
Casablancas: L'Enigma di Lea
Josep Pons; Carme Portacelli; Gran Teatre del Liceu; Paco Azorín; Antonio Belart; Allison Cook; José Antonio López
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Bringing Spanish heat to an operatic double-bill

María Toledo in El amor brujo © BBC | Mark Allan
It's a rare treat to hear Spanish opera in London; Josep Pons and the BBC SO made a worthy case for hearing Falla’s El amor brujo and Granados’ Goyescas more often.
***11
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An abstract tryst by moonlight at the Liceu

Iréne Theorin (Isolde) and Stefan Vinke (Tristan) © A. Bofill
The 2011 Lyon production, with an excellent orchestral and vocal performance, brings an austerely moonlit version of Tristan und Isolde to Barcelona.
****1
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The (not so) Merry Widow in concert at the Liceu

Josep Pons © Igor Cortadellas
The Gran Teatre del Liceu's revival of a shortened Merry Widow lacking some of the essence of this highly popular operetta.
***11
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Don Giovanni: Into the abyss at the Liceu

Julia Lezhneva (Zerlina) and chorus © A. Bofill
A visually stunning production with a fine cast to match. 
****1
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Liceu orchestra excels in Tchaikovsky's Fifth

Josep Pons © Igor Cortadellas
The Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu has made a remarkable evolution during recent years under Josep Pons' direction. 
***11
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