Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Liceu teaser for 2010-2011

I very much like the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona [in spite of the famously bad wine served there ;)]. Their clever PR staff made a teaser-announcement of their season 2010-2011 and it looks great.

Sept: Iphigénie en Tauride - Pina Bausch production
Sept/Oct: Carmen
Nov: Lulu
Dec: Falstaff
Jan/Feb: Anna Bolena
Feb/Mar: Parsifal
Apr: Cav Pag
Apr: El retablo de Maese Pedro (de Falla)
May: Der Freischütz
Jun/Jul: Ariane et Barbe-Bleu 
[Eva-Maria Westbroek will sing Dukas' Ariane - I'm already drooling ;)]  
+ 3 operas in concert version: Cosi fan tutte,Tamerlano, and Daphne

There're of course no details on the directors, conductors or casts; they only posted a promotional video on their YT channel which gives you some hints

And NOW when the detailed  program of the season 2010-2011 @ Liceu is available, all we can say WOWZA!


  1. Stay tune to my Lo que vendrá page... I'll update casts, conductors and stage directors very soon, it's just a matter of time...

  2. WOW Mei! Many thanks. OF COURSE I'm coming to Barcelona to see Calixto's production of Carmen :)
    Ariane is a gem too. As for Parsifal will it be a rerun/revival... or it's a new production?

  3. Parsifal will be a new coproduction with Opernhaus Zürich directed by Claus Guth...

    Ariane et Barbe-Bleue is a production from Openrhaus Zürich directed also by Claus Guth...

  4. THANKS! So that makes at least three trips to Barcelona for me :)

    As for Anna Bolena, is it indeed Gruberova supposed to sing? Isn't it too big a role for her right now? I read somewhere that Garanca and Netrebko should sing it together in St.Petersburg, Vienna, Barcelona, New York and maybe in London too.