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This stormy love story, set in the upheaval of the French Revolution, is a four-act opera by Umberto Giodano, which opened in La Scala of Milan in 1896. It is characterized by its great vocal and choral effectiveness. On this occasion the main role is shared between tree tenors: the acclaimed German artist, Jonas Kaufman, who made his debut at the Liceu with a staged opera; Antonello Palombi and Jorge de León. Sondra Radvanovsky takes on the female role and the main cast ends with the baritone, Carlos Álvanrez. For the setting, the stage director David McVicar uses the sets by Robert Jones and costumes by Jenny Tiramani. Andrea Chénier forms part of the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival.
Created with the aim of telling the world about Barcelona's buoyant, extensive classical music scene, Barcelona Obertura Classic & Lyric brings its current season to a close with five world-class concerts in some of the city's most memorable venues. Kicking off the series is conductor Kazushi Ono and the Barcelona Symphony Orchestra performing Dvorak's Requiem by at L'Auditori. That's followed by acclaimed French baritone Philippe Jaroussky taking the male title role in Gluck's 1762 opera Orfeo ed Euridice at the Palau de la Música Catalana. June 7 has two events scheduled: Puccini's Manon Lescaut at the Liceu Opera House starring Ludmyla Monastyrska and Gregory Junde; and at the outdoor Teatre Grec, there's an evening concert of Händel's Water Music and Music for the Royal Fireworks. Finally, the season ends with a bang, as Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Berliner Philharmoniker at the Palau de la Música.
During the Year of Trade and Culture, organized by the Barcelona City Council and the Barcelona Trade Foundation, from 4 May to 15 November, every Friday from 5.30pm to 8.30pm, the stores of the Barcelona Comerç shopping centers will become the stage for opera singers. They will perform various Neapolitan songs and arias, with each piece related to the activity of the store hosting their performance. A total of ten songs will be performed every Friday at ten different stores of a particular shopping center that day, creating a route of opera which customers can follow.
Opera to trade aims to bring this often unknown, lyrical genre to the general public. It also wishes to reinforce the citizen interrelations represented by local trade in Barcelona.
Some of the opera singers taking part include the countertenor Sergio Monsalve, the mezzo soprano Andrea Orjuela, the soprano Charo Tris, Fernanco Álvarez and Toni Galera. They will be joined by the emerging voices and students of the Conservatorio del Liceu and ESMUC, such as César Cortés from Colomibia, who recently won the Lyrical Award of the Reial Cercle Artístic.
October is an especially important month for the Gran Teatre del Liceu, as it heralds the start of the 2018/19 season. And they are doing it in the best possible way with The Puritans by Bellini.
This three-act opera features two deluxe casts: the first is headed up by the world's best tenor, Javier Camarena from Mexico, in the leading role of Arturo, returning to Barcelona after his latest triumphs with Rigoletto and The Daughter of the Regiment. At his side is the exceptional Pretty Yende, one of the youngest and most highly valued sopranos of the moment. We should also not overlook María José Moreno and Celso Albelo who are also fully integrated into this repertory cast.
A production that combines modernity with classicism to portray a love story with a happy ending.
Barcelona wouldn’t be Barcelona without the Rambla. A wander up and down this famous boulevard is a ritual well worth observing. Just soak up the atmosphere and admire the buildings, from the Canaletes fountain to the Columbus Monument, which connect the old and modern city with places like Liceu and Boqueria. A walk through the life and history of the city.
Barcelona contains a host of literary Settings and many novels have vicariously helped their readers to travel. Now you can tour the city by following the Settings of certain books written by internationally renowned authors. We propose you 5 literary routes.
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