Jonas Kaufmann, Sonya Yoncheva, Lisette Oropesa, Julia Bullock, Sondra Radvanovsky Headline Gran Teatre del Liceu’s 2023-24 Season

By David Salazar

Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu has unveiled its 2023-24 season.


The season opens with “Eugene Onegin” in a production by Christof Loy. The cast stars Svetlana Aksenova, Kristina Mkhitaryan, Audun Iversen, Iurii Saoilov, Alexey Neklyudov, and Jose Bros, among others.

Performance Dates: Sept. 27 – Oct. 8, 2023

Elkhanah Pulitzer directs John Adams’ “Antony and Cleopatra.” The composer conducts a cast starring Julia Bullock, Gerald Finley, Paul Appleby, Alfred Walker, and Elizabeth DeShong.

Performance Dates: Oct. 28 – Nov. 8, 2023

Giovanni Antonini conducts a concert version of Haydn’s “Orlando Paladino.” The opera stars Emoke Baráth, Josh Lovell, Núria Rial, Renata Dolcini, Krystian Adam, and Silvia Frigat.

Performance Dates: Oct. 29, 2023

Elena Pankratova and Ekaterina Semenchuk headline “Turandot.” They are joined by Michael Fabiano, Martine Muehle, Nadine Sierra, Maria Agresta, and Marta Mathéu.

Performance Dates: Nov. 26 – Dec. 16, 2023

Next up is a concert version of Charpentier’s “Medée” with Magdalena Kozená, Reinoud van Mechelen, Luca Tittoto, Carolyn Sampson, Gyula Orendt, and Angela Hicks. Sir Simon Rattle conducts.

Performance Dates: Nov. 27, 2023

Clémentine Margaine and Varduhi Ambrahamyan headline “Carmen.” They are joined by Adriana Gonzalez, Jeanine de Bique, Charles Castronovo, Leonardo Capalbo, Simón Orfila, and Eric Green. Josep Pons conducts.

Performance Dates: Jan. 4 – 17, 2024

Riccardo Frizza conducts “Un Ballo in Maschera” with a cast starring Freddie De Tommaso, Arturo Chacón-Cruz, Artur Rucinski, Ernesto Petti, Anna Pirozzi, and Saioa Hernández.

Performance Dates: Feb. 9 – 20, 2024

René Jacobs leads a concert performances of Monteverdi’s “L’Orfeo.” The cast includes Yannick Debus, Raffaele Pe, Nicolas Brooymans, and Eva Zaïcik, among others.

Performance Dates: Feb. 16, 2023

Robert Wilson stages Händel’s “Messiah” with a cast starring Julia Lezhneva, Kate Lindsey, Richard Croft, Kresimir Strazanac, Alexis Fousekis, and Max Harris. Josep Pons conducts.

Performance Dates: March 16 – 26, 2024

Pierre Bleuse leads Héctor Parra’s “Orgia” which will star Jonathan McGovern, Jone Martínez, and Ausrine Stundyte.

Performance Dates: April 11 & 13, 2024

Gabór Bretz and Ausrine Stundyte headline a concert performance of “Bluebeard’s Castle” with Josep Pons conducting.

Performance Dates: April 12, 2024

Emma Dante directs “La Cenerentola” with Gaëlle Arquez and Carol García taking on the lead role of Angelina. As Prince Ramiro, audience will see Javier Camarena and Sunnyboy Dladla. Other cast members include Florian Sempey, Carles Pachón, Carlos Chausson, Paolo Bordogna, and Isabella Gaudí. Giacomo Sagripanti conducts.

Performance Dates: May 18 – June 1, 2024

Gustavo Dudamel conducts “Fidelio” with a cast starring Andrew Staples, Tamara Wilson, Gabriella Reyes, Patrick Blackwell, Shenyang, and David Portillo.

Performance Dates: May 26 & 27, 2024

Jonas Kaufmann, Freddie De Tommaso, Sonya Yoncheva, Eleonora Buratto, Anita Rachvelishvili, and Daniela Barcellona headline “Adriana Lecouvreur.” Patrick Summers conducts.

Performance Dates: June 16 – 29, 2024

Josep Pons conducts Act one of Wagner’s “Die Walküre” with Clay Hilley, Lise Davidsen, and Gabór Bretz.

Performance Dates: June 27, 2024


Carlos Chausson and Ramon Gener headline “La commedia è (in)finita.”

Performance Dates: Nov. 3, 2023

A gala performances will honor Victoria de los Ángeles. The gala will feature such artists as Maria Agresta, Joyce DiDonato, Juliana Grigoryan, Sabina Puértolas, Marina Viotti, Iréne Theorin, and Dame Sarah Connolly, among others. Julius Drake performs at the piano.

Performance Dates: Nov. 7, 2023

Sondra Radvanovsky joins forces with pianist Anthony Manoli for a recital featuring music by Purcell, Duparc, Händel, Strauss, Bellini, Verdi, Donaudy, Heggie, and Giordano.

Performance Dates: Dec. 18, 2023

Soprano Anna Prohaska joins forces with violinist Isabelle Faust for “Kafka-Fragmente.”

Performance Dates: Dec. 19, 2023

Lise Davidsen and Freddie De Tommaso join forces for a recital alongside James Baillieu. The program includes music by Wagner, Verdi, Giordano, Puccini, Cilèa, Tchaikovsky, Charles, Ronald, and Tosti, among others.

Performance Dates: Jan. 11, 2024

The 61st Tenor Viñas Competition will take place in January.

Performance Dates: Jan. 19 & 21, 2024

Michael Volle and Helmut Deutsch will present “Winterreise.”

Performance Dates: Feb. 23, 2024

Ermonela Jaho, Lisette Oropesa, Javier Camarena, and Carlos Álvarez headline the Lyrical Gala. Sesto Quartini conducts.

Performance Dates: May 2, 2024

Concerto Italiano, under Rinaldo Alessadrini, performs Monteverdi’s “Madrigals.”

Performance Dates: June 10, 2024

The company will present “(OH)pera” featuring works by composers Ferran Cruixent, Montserrat Lladó, and Guillem Palomar and librettists Laura Ferrero, Pau Miró and Martí Sales.

Performance Dates: July 12 – 14, 2024

Michael Volle headlines “Wagnerisme.” Josep Pons conducts.

Performance Dates: July 13, 2024