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Aida Garifullina & Saimir Pirgu To Light Up The Silver Screen In ‘Romeo et Juliette’
On Feb. 27, 2018, "Romeo et Juliette" will be broadcast in movie theaters from the Gran Theatre Liceu. The opera will star Saimir Pirgu and Aida Garifullina as the star-crossed lovers and will be shown live in Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Slovakia, Spain, Switzerland, and the UK. In a press release, Pirgu noted, “Roméo is such a beautiful role, where one can show…
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Sandy Powell & Other Film Costume Designers Who Have Also Worked In Opera
This week the Liceu is opening a production of Verdi's "Rigoletto" and while the singers will be the big showcase, audiences will also get to see Oscar-winner Sandy Powell's creations on stage. Powell is one of the leading film costume designers who has worked with the greatest film directors in the world including Martin Scorsese, Todd Haynes, Kenneth Branagh, Julie Taymor and Jean-Marc Vallee. As a designer she has obtained…
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Teatro Liceu Preview 2016-17: Javier Camarena Takes on First ‘Rigoletto’
Hearing a famous opera star taking on a new role for the first time in his or her career is usually a fascinating experience. Having heard the singer grow in other repertoire and roles, there is always a tremendous sense of anticipation about hearing an artist take on a new challenge. On Tuesday, March 21, Barcelona audiences will get that opportunity when Javier Camarena takes on the role of Il…
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Breaking News: Arturo Chacon-Cruz To Sing ‘Werther’ At the Grand Theatre Liceu
Arturo Chacón-Cruz will perform the tittle role of Massenet's Werther tonight at the Liceu. The Mexican tenor will replace Jose Bros, who is ill. The Mexican tenor is making his debut at the prestigious Grand Theatre Liceu, in a role he has already sung around the world. Chacon-Cruz is currently rehearsing a new production by Sofia Coppola of Verdi's 'la Traviata." The production opens in February and will star alongside…
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Piotr Beczala Encores Liceu Audiences in Massenet’s ‘Werther’ [Watch]
Piotr Beczala encored “Pourquoi me réveiller” yesterday during the opening night performance of Massenet’s “Werther” at the Grand Theatre Liceu in Barcelona. The famed aria is one of the showstopping pieces in the opera but it is rare to hear an encore in this work. However, Beczala is the latest tenor in the past month to encore the aria. In December Juan Diego Florez encored the piece at the Teatro Communale…
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Weekend Preview (12/9-11) – International: ‘Elektra,’ Die Zauberflaute’ and ‘Macbeth’ Among the Operas Being Performed Around the World
This weekend the international opera houses will have a lot to offer from very popular works in the repertoire to lesser known works. They will also showcase some of the greatest stars in the world. Vienna  The Vienna State Opera will offer two Verdi works including "Macbeth" with Simon Keenlyside and "Falstaff" with Ambrosio Maestri and Carmen Giannatasio. In between these classic works the house will also present Donizetti's "L'Elixir…