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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 2 from 2  Chausson, Carlos

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  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

  Festival de primavera 1985

Donizetti, Gaetano
Salesky, Brian
Gandolfi, Romano
Ghazarian, Sona
Kraus, Alfredo
Coviello, Roberto
Wixell, Ingvar
Weikl, Bernd
Chausson, Carlos
Martín Regueiro, Maria Antonia
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 de primavera 1985
Note: Orquestra Simfònica del Gran Teatre del Liceu dirigida per Brian Salesky i Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu dirigit per Romano Gandolfi
Note: Programa de mà de l'òpera L'Elisir d'Amore, de Gaetano Donizetti, la qual es va representar els dies 10, 13 i 16 de juny de 1985, interpretada pels següents cantants: Sona Ghazarian (Adina) ; Alfredo Kraus (Nemorino) ; Roberto Coviello, Ingvar Wixell i Bernd Weikl (Belcore) ; Carlos Chausson (Doctor Dulcamara) ; Maria Antonia Martín Regueiro (Giannetta). L'orquestra estava dirigida per Briana Salesky i el cor per Romano Gandolfi
Language: català
Descriptors: Programes de mà ; Òpera
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: L'Elisir d'Amore