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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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  Concert a benefici dels damnificats de Colòmbia

Verdi, Giuseppe
Leoncavallo, Ruggero
Donizetti, Gaetano
Rossini, Gioachino
Mozart, Wolfgang Amadeus
Gounod, Charles
Giordano, Umberto
Fabbroni, Pietro
Nucci, Leo
Tarrés, Enriqueta
Giménez, Eduard
Bruson, Renato
Siciliani, Alessandro
Pons, Joan
Caballé, Montserrat
Carreras, Josep
Paternostro, Roberto
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu

Date: 1985
Description: 1 volum
Note: Orquestra Simfònica i Cor del Gran Teatre del Liceu dirigits per Robert Paternostro i Alessandro Siciliani
Note: Programa del concert a benefici dels damnificats de Colòmbia que va tenir lloc el 27 de desembre de 1985 al Gran Teatre del Liceu. S’hi van interpretar fragments de “La forza del destino”, “La traviata”, “Un ballo in maschera”, “Rigoletto” i “Don Carlo” de G. Verdi, “I Pagliacci” de R. Leoncavallo, “L’Elisir d’amore” i “Adelia” de G. Donizetti, “L’italiana in Algeri” i “Semiramide” de G. Rossini, “Don Giovanni” de W. A. Mozart, “Faust” de C. Gounod, “Andrea Chenier” d’U. Giordano, i àries de S. Cardillo. Hi van participar L. Nucci, E. Tarrés, E. Giménez, L. Valentini-Terrani, A. .Anelli, J. Pons, M. Caballé, J. Carreras i R. Bruson, i el Cor i l’Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu dirigits per R. Paternostro i A. Siciliani
Language: català
Descriptors: Òpera ; Programes de mà ; Esdeveniments especials
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: La Forza del destino ;  Don Carlos ;  L'Elisir d'AmoreL'Italiana in AlgeriRigoletto ;  La Traviata ;  Faust Andrea Chénier