Gran Teatre del Liceu Announces Conductor Change

By Francisco Salazar

The Gran Teatre del Liceu has announced a conductor change for its upcoming production of Mozart’s “Die Zauberflöte.”

The company noted that Gustavo Dudamel will not conduct the performances on June 27 and July 1 due to scheduling conflicts. As a result, his assistant conductor Paolo Bortolameolli will conduct the two performances making his Liceu debut.

Bortolameolli is the Musical Director of the Orquesta Sinfónica Nacional Esperanza Azteca and Principal Guest Conductor of the Filarmónica de Santiago (Chile). He has also conducted the Houston Symphony, Cincinnati Symphony, Detroit Symphony, Hong Kong Sinfonietta, Orchestra della Toscana, Gulbenkian Orchestra, Polish National Radio Symphony Orchestra, and Orquesta Sinfónica Simón Bolivar.

“Die Zauberflöte” will open on June 20 and is set to star Javier Camarena, Julien Behr, Kathryn Lewek, Sara Blanch, Lucy Crowe, Núria Rial, Stephen Milling, and John Relyea. Dudamel is still set to conduct performances on June 20, 21, 22, 25, 26, 30, and July 2, 2022.