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This section contains the programs of the different performances and public or private acts that took place in the theatre. Its nature is very diverse, including from seasons of concerts, through various social events, series of lyrical recitals, several seasons of ballet and opera, to the programs of the Francesc Viñas International Singing Competition.

Its historical value spans beyond the musical and artistic fact. Some of the programs were made with remarkable typographic and artistic care. Before 1936, the programs of the opera seasons used to reproduce illustrations by leading artists from the country, such as Emili Grau Sala or Jaume Pahissa. Among the many unique events, the programs of the Wagner Festivals of 1913, the performances of the Ballets Russes of Serge Diaghilev, or the coming of the company of Bayreuth in 1954 must be mentioned.

The programs replaced the librettos, from the moment it stopped making sense to follow the opera during the performances in the room in the dark. It is in this moment when the program became a first-class gallery to follow the most important singers and directors of orchestra passing through the G T. del Liceu during the 20th century.

The series of symphonic concerts are very important: the Lent concerts, organized by the theatre, or the concerts of the Orchestra Pau Casals. Thanks to its activity, great composers and directors passed through the theatre: I. Stravinsky, R. Strauss, M. de Falla, F. Weingartner, among many others. The programs of unique performances are also noteworthy, such as the premiere of L’Atlàntida by M. de Falla, directed by E. Toldrà, the premieres of Catalan operas –R. Lamote de Grignon, Montsalvatge, Altisent, Balada, Soler, Mestres-Quadreny, Guinjoan, among others–, or the Valencian Matilde Salvador.

We highlight the programs and librettos that, promoted by the Wagnerian Association, reproduced, in the first decades of the 20th century, the text sung in Catalan not only of works by Wagner, but by other European composers.

The programs, which have been digitized in its totality, are more than a chronicle of musical activity. They reflect the social and economic life of the country, through ads, music reviews and analysis aimed at the public. For a few years, a section of the programs also included the daily microhistory of the theatre, it was a collection of anecdotes reporting events from the last performance. It is reproduced, in this case, the copy of the program of the first performance of a play –which was usually the same every day–, and then there have been added only the pages of “Anecdotes”, that were made from scratch at each performance.
There have been included, as long as they are preserved, the loose sheets indicating changes in a specific performance. The collections will increase as soon as the data processing is completed.

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  Temporada coreográfica. Primavera 1977

Txaikovski, Piotr Ilitx
Xostakóvitx, Dmitri Dmítrievitx
Van Dyk, Peter
Bartók, Béla
Lalo, Édouard
Prokofiev, Sergei
Jardí, Joaquim
Delibes, Léo
Bizet, Georges
Petipa, Marius
Beaumarchais, Pierre Augustin Caron de
Dutilleux, Henri
Jarre, Maurice
Constant, Marius
Pink Floyd
Lombard, Alain
Petit, Roland
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Ballet National de Marseille
Ballet du Rhin
Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu

Date: 1977
Description: 1 volum il.
Series: Temporada de primavera 1977
Note: Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu dirigida per C. Schwartz, M. Quieval i J. Bazire
Note: Programa de la Temporada coreogràfica de la primavera del 1977, que es va celebrar entre el 29 d’abril i el 2 de juliol, i durant la qual es van produir les actuacions del Ballet del Rhin i el Ballet de Marseille. El Ballet du Rhin, dirigit per P. van Dyck, va interpretar “El llac dels cignes”, amb música de P. I. Txaikovski i coreografia de P. Van Dyck, “Suite en blanc” amb música d’E. Lalo i coreografia de S. Lifar i “Romeo i Julieta” amb música de S. Prokofiev i coreografia de P. van Dyck. També van estrenar Ideal, amb música de B. Bartók, “Metaboles” amb música d’H. Dutilleux i “24 preludes” amb música de M. Constant, totes elles coreografiades per P. Van Dyck. El programa especifica que es va estrenar “Sinfonia”, amb música de D. Shostakovich i coreografia de P. Van Dyck, però el libro del conserge explica que es va estrenar “Rondó”, amb música de M. Mihalovici i coreografia de R. Thomas
Note: El ballet de Marsella, dirigit per R. Petit, va interpretar “Coppelia”, amb música de L. Delibes, i va estrenar “Notre-Dame de Paris” amb música de M. Jarré i coreografia, “Pink Floyd Ballet” amb música de Pink Floyd, “L’Arlesienne” i “Carmen” amb música de G. Bizet, totes elles coreografiades per R. Petit
Abstract: De cada obra s'ha digitalitzat un programa sencer. De la resta s'han digitalitzat les parts que són diferents.
Language: castellà
Descriptors: Ballet ; Programes de mà
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: Notre-Dame de Paris ;  Pink Floyd Ballet ;  L'ArlesienneCarmen ballet PetitMetaboles ;  24 preludes ;  Ideal