Jessica Pratt, Leo Nucci & Fabio Sartori Headline Palau De Les Arts 2018-19 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Palau de les Arts has announced its 2018-19 season, featuring a number of operatic classics and rarely performed gems. In total, seven productions will be featured.

Here is a look.


The season opens with Puccini’s “Turandot” starring Jennifer Wilson, Marco Berti, Miren Urbieta, and Abramo Rosalen, conducted by Alpesh Chauhan. Chen Kaige directs the production. 

Performance Dates: Oct. 17-31, 2018

Graham Vick directs a production of Mozart’s Die Zauberflöte” with Dmitry Korchak, Mariangela Siclia, Mark Stone, Tetiana Zhuravel, and Wilhelm Schwinghammer. Lothar Koenigs conducts. 

Performance Dates: Dec. 1-15, 2018

Roberto Abbado conducts a new production of Verdi’s I Masnadieri” directed by Gabriele Lavia. Fabio Sartori and Dominick Chenes share the role of Carlo with Roberta Mantegna as Amalia, Artur Rucinski as Francesco, and Michele Pertusi as Massimiliano.

Performance Dates: Feb. 6-17, 2019 

Tchaikovsky’s “Iolanta” gets a new production by Mariusz Trelinski with Lianna Haroutounian in the title role. She is joined by Alexandre Roslavetz, Gevorg Hakobyan and Boris Pinkhasovich with Henrik Nánási conducting. 

Performance Dates: March 22-31, 2019

The Cantantes del Centro de Perfeccionamiento Plácido Domingo will join conductor Santiago Serrate in Penella’s “La Malquerida.” Emilio López directs. 

Performance Dates: April 11-18, 2019

Leo Nucci and Vladimir Stoyanov share the title role in Verdi’s “Rigoletto”  with Celso Albelo as the Duke and Maria Grazia Schiavo as Gilda. Marco Spotti and Nino Surguladze  round out the cast in Emilio Sagi’s production. Roberto Abbado conducts. 

Performance Dates: May 11-22, 2019

Jessica Pratt sings her signature “Lucia di Lammermoor” in Donizetti’s masterpiece. Yijie Shi and Alexánder Vinogradov round out the cast with Roberto Abbado conducting. Jean-Louis Grinda directs. 

Performance Dates: June 22-July 6, 2019


Throughout the season Plácido Domingo, Ana María Martínez, and Carmen Romeu will be featured in concert performances.