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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.

Programs of the opera performance

Record 1 to 5 from 5  Abbado, Roberto

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  Turandot

Puccini, Giacomo
Vinco, Ivo
Serra, Enric
Ruiz, Josep
De Palma, Piero
Esteve, Vicenç
Marton, Eva
Heilbron, Alfredo
Mauro, Ermanno
Vernet Moore, Marion
Abbado, Roberto
Gandolfi, Romano
Coll, Antonio
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu

Date: 1983
Description: 1 volum il.
Series: Temporada 1983-1984
Note: Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu dirigida per Roberto Abbado
Note: Programa de les representacions de “Turandot” de G. Puccini que van tenir lloc durant el mes de febrer de l’any 1984, en el marc de la Temporada 1983/1984, amb l’Orquestra i el Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu dirigits per R. Abbado i R. Gandolfi, i amb E. Marton com a Turandot, A. Heilbron com a Altoun, I. Vinco com a Timur, E. Mauro com a Calaf, M. Vernet Moore com a Liù, E. Serra com a Ping, J. Ruiz com a Pang, P. de Palma com a Pong i V. Esteve com a mandarí. A. Madau-Diaz va estar al càrrec de la direcció d’escena. El programa inclou comentaris de R. Alier, X. Aviñoa i O. Martorell
Abstract: De cada obra s'ha digitalitzat un programa sencer. De la resta s'han digitalitzat les parts que són diferents
Language: català
Descriptors: Programes de mà ; Òpera
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: Turandot




  Simon Boccanegra

Verdi, Giuseppe
Piave, Francesco Maria
Boito, Arrigo
Pons, Joan
Ghiaurov, Nicholai
Chausson, Carlos
Esteve, Vicenç
Freni, Mirella
Furlanetto, Ferruccio
Carreras, Josep
Comas, Antoni
Abbado, Roberto
Puggelli, Lamberto
Gandolfi, Romano
Sicuri, Vittorio
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu

Date: 1985
Description: 1 volum il.
Series: Temporada 1985-1986
Note: Programa de les funcions de “Simon Boccanegra” de G. Verdi amb llibret de F. M. Piave i A. Boito, que van tenir lloc durant els dies 30 de desembre de 1985 i 2, 5 i 7 de gener de 1986 al Gran Teatre del Liceu. Hi van actuar J. Pons com a Simon Boccanegra, N. Ghiaurov com a Jacopo Fiesco, C. Chausson com a Paolo Albiani, V. Esteve com a Pietro, M. Freni com a Amelia Grimaldi, A. Comas com a capità dels ballesters i R. M. Juncosa com a criada d’Amelia. L’Orquestra i el Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu van ser dirigits R. Abbado, R. Gandolfi i V. Sicuri i la direcció d’escena va anar a càrrec de L. Pugelli
Language: català
Descriptors: Òpera ; Programes de mà
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: Simon Bocanegra




  Attila

Verdi, Giuseppe
Abbado, Roberto
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu

Date: 1983
Description: 1 volum il.
Series: Temporada 1983-1984
Note: Orquestra Simfònica i Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu amb direcció de Roberto Abbado
Abstract: De cada obra s'ha digitalitzat un programa sencer. De la resta s'han digitalitzat les parts que són diferents
Language: català
Descriptors: Programes de mà ; Òpera
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: Attila




  La Bohème

Puccini, Giacomo
Freni, Mirella
Gauci, Miriam
Aragall, Jaume
Alagna, Roberto
Kaludov, Kaludi
Sardinero, Vicens
Servile, Roberto
Ghiaurov, Nicholai
Palatchi, Stefano
Garrido, Manuel
Orziani, Patricia
Mazzucato, Daniela
Esteve, Vicenç
Giner, Ignacio
Lluch, Antoni
Viñas, Cristóbal
Ribera, Xavier
Abbado, Roberto
Gandolfi, Romano
Pi, Montserrat
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Escola Pia Balmes. Escolania

Date: 1991
Description: 1 volum il.
Series: Temporada 1991-1992
Note: Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu, dirigida per Roberto Abbado i Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu dirigit per Romano Gandolfi
Note: Programa de mà de l'òpera La Bohème, de Giacomo Puccini, representada el desembre del 1991, interpretada per: Mirella Freni i Miriam Gauci (Mimi) ; Jaume Aragall, Roberto Alagna i Kaludi kaludov (Rodolfo) ; Vicens Sardinero i Roberto Servile (Marcello) ; Nicolai Ghiaurov i Stefano Palatchi (Colline) ; Manuel Garrido (Schaunard) ; Patricia Orziani i Daniela Mazzucato (Musetta) ; Vicenç Esteve (Benoît) ; Ignacio Giner (Parpignol) ; Antoni Lluch (Alcindoro) ; Cristóbal Viñas (Sergent) ; Xavier Ribera (Duaner). L'orquestra estava dirigida per Roberto Abbado, el cor per Romano Gandolfi, i el cor de l'escolania Pia Balmes per Montserrat Pi
Language: català
Descriptors: Programes de mà ; Òpera
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: La Bohème




  Programa general de la temporada 1985-1986

Schoenberg, Arnold
Giordano, Umberto
Musorgski, Modest Petrovitx
Rossini, Gioachino
Verdi, Giuseppe
Massenet, Jules
Wagner, Richard
Puccini, Giacomo
Strauss, Edouard
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Bellini, Vincenzo
Mund, Uwe
Gandolfi, Romano
Nelsson, Woldemar
Siciliani, Alessandro
Abbado, Roberto
Perick, Christof
Arena, Maurizio
Bonynge, Richard
Périsson, Jean
Kuhn, Gustav
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Dance Theatre of Harlem

Date: 1986
Description: 1 document il.
Series: Temporada 1985-1986
Note: Programa general de la temporada 1985-1986, on es van representar les següents obres: Moses und Aron, de A. Schoenberg ; Andrea Chénier, de U. Giordano ; Boris Godunov, de M. P. Musorgski ; Semiramide, de G. Rossini ; Simon Boccanegra, de G. Verdi ; Manon, de J. Massenet ; Lohengrin, de R. Wagner ; Das Rheingold, de R. Wagner ; Manon Lescaut, de G. Puccini ; Die frau ohne schatten, de R. Strauss ; Don Giovanni, de W. A. Mozart ; Norma, de V. Bellini. També va participar el Dance Theatre of Harlem. Els directors de la temporada van ser Uwe Mund, Romano Gandolfi, Woldemar Nelsson, Alessandro Siciliani, Roberto Abbado, Jean Perisson, Christof Perick, Matthias Kuntzsch, Maurizio Arena, Gustav Kuhn i Richard Bonynge. Entre els cantants podem trobar Franz Mazura, Wofgang Neumann, Lando Bartolini, Eva Marton, Vicenç Esteve, Matti Salminen, Marijke Hendriks, Montserrat Caballé, Joan Pons, Mirella Freni, Ferruccio Furlanetto, Josep Carreras, Alfredo Krauss o Raina Kabaivanska
Language: castellà
Descriptors: Programes de mà ; Òpera ; Ballet
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: Andrea Chénier ;  Boris Godunov ;  SemiramideSimon BocanegraManon ;  Lohengrin ;  Ring des Nibelungen. Rheingold Manon Lescaut