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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

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  Temporada coreogràfica 1984

Ashton, Frederick
Auber, Daniel François Esprit
Butler, John
Dukas, Paul
Kylián, Jiří
Debussy, Claude
Christe, Nils
Auric, Georges
Balanchine, George
Txaikovski, Piotr Ilitx
Stravinsky, Igor
Cohan, Robert
Alcantara, Burt
Leclair, André
Wagner, Richard
Davies, Siobhan
Bannerman, Christopher
Pheloung, Barrington
Bach, Johann Sebastian
Jobe, Tom
Vivaldi, Antonio
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu
London Contemporary Dance Theatre
Koninklijk Ballet Vlaanderen

Date: 1984
Description: 1 volum il.
Series: Temporada coreogràfica 1984
Note: Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu dirigida per Ferdinand Terby i B. Pheloung
Note: Programa de la Temporada coreogràfica 1984 que va tenir lloc entre el 9 d’abril i el 5 de maig, en la qual hi van participar el Ballet Reial de Flandes i la London Contemporary Dance Theatre. L’orquestra que els va acompanyar va ser la del Gran Teatre del Liceu, dirigida per F. Terby, i B. Pheloung. El Ballet Reial de Flandes, dirigit per J. Brabants, va interpretar “Les rendez-vous” amb música d’E. Auber i coreografia de F. Ashton, “La Péri” amb coreografia de J. Butler i P. Dukas, “La cathédrale engloutie” amb coreografia i argument de J. Kylian i música de C. Debussy, “Whimsicalities” amb coreografia de N. Christe i música de G. Auric, “Allegro Brillante” amb coreografia de G. Balanchine i música de P. I. Txaikovski, “Symphony in three movements” amb coreografia de N. Christe i música d’I. Stravinsky, “Masque of separation” amb coreografia de R. Cohan i música de B. Alcántara i “Venusberg” amb coreografia d’A. Leclair i música de R. Wagner
Note: El “London Contemporary Dance Theatre”, dirigit per R. Cohan, S. Davies i J. Eager, va interpretar “Canso trobar”, amb coreografia de C. Bannerman i música de M. Best, realitzada per B. Pheloung, “Agora” de R. Cohan i música de J. S. Bach, “Run like thunder”, amb coreografia de T. Jobe i B. Pheloung, “Stabat mater” amb coreografia de R. Cohan i música d’A. Vivaldi, “New Galileo” amb coreografia de S. Davies i música de J. Adams i “Class” amb coreografia de R. Cohan i música de J. Keliehor. També inclou el programa d’un concert de M. Caballé amb M. Zanetti en benefici de la Creu Roja que va tenir lloc el dia 27 d’abril de 1984 i que va incloure àries de V. Bellini, L. Cherubini, G. Pacini, S. Mercadante, G. Rossini, Saint-Saëns, G. Bizet, F. Mompou i E. Toldrà
Language: català
Descriptors: Ballet ; Programes de mà
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: Les Rendezvous ;  La cathédrale engloutie ;  WhimsicalitiesAllegro brillanteSymphony in three movements ;  Masque of separation ;  Canso trobar Àgora