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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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  Programa de la Temporada de Cuaresma de 1928

Cooper, Emil
Pollak, Egon
Lamote de Grignon, Joan
Stravinsky, Igor
Haydn, Joseph
Stravinsky, Igor
Del Campo y Zabaleta, Conrado
Halffter, Ernesto
Lamote de Grignon, Joan
Turina Pérez, Joaquín
Salazar, Adolfo
Beethoven, Ludwig van
Wagner, Richard
Mahler, Gustav
Strauss, Richard
Leonard, Lista
Plantada i Vicente, Mercè
Brunning, Germann
Vela, Aníbal
Scriabin, Aleksandr Nikolayevich
Liádov, Anatoli
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu
Orfeó Gracienc

Date: 1928
Description: 1 volum il.
Series: Temporada de cuaresma 1928
Note: Empresa: Juan Mestres Calvet
Note: Orquestra del Gran Teatre del Liceu. Direcció: Emil Cooper, Egon Pollack, Juan Lamote de Grignon, Igor Strawinsky
Note: Programa general de la temporada de quaresma de 1928. Repertori: Die Schoplug de Joseph Haydn; Sacre du Printemps d'Igor Stravinsky; Kasida de Conrado del Campo; Simfonieta de Halfter; Tres poemes per a soprano i orquestra de Lamote de Grignon; Ritmes de Turina; Dos paisatges de Adolfo Salazar; Tanz Wabzer de Bussoni; Crist al mont de les oliveres de Beethoven; Segona simfonia de Beethoven; Obertura de Leonora de Beethoven; Simfonia en do major de Haydn; obertura de Tannhäuser de Wagner; Tristany i Isolda de Wagner; obertura Mestres cantaires de Wagner; Idil·li de Siegfried de Wagner; Adagieto de Mahler; Don Joan de Richard Strauss; Simfonia domèstica de Richard Strauss; el poema de l'èxtasi de Scriabin; Baba Yaga de Liadov; El llac encantat de Liadov; Apocalipsi de Liadov; primera simfonia d'Igor Stravinsky; l'Ocell de foc d'Igor Stravinsky; Petrouchka d'Igor Stravinsky; El fumador d'opi de José Barberá.
Abstract: De cada obra s'ha digitalitzat un programa sencer. De la resta s'han digitalitzat les parts que són diferents.
Language: castellà
Descriptors: Concerts ; Programes de mà
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: Die Schöpfung ;  Fidelio ;  TannhäuserTristan und IsoldeDie Meistersinger von Nürnberg ;  Ring des Nibelungen. Götterdämmerung ;  Don Juan Zhar-ptitsa




  Parsifal

Wagner, Richard
Pollak, Egon
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu

Date: 1925
Description: 1 volum il.
Series: Temporada 1925-1926
Note: Empresa: Juan Mestres Calvet
Note: Director: Egon Pollak
Abstract: De cada obra s'ha digitalitzat un programa sencer. De la resta s'han digitalitzat les parts que són diferents.
Language: castellà
Descriptors: Òpera ; Programes de mà
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: Parsifal




  Tristán e Isolda

Wagner, Richard
Pollak, Egon
Mestres Calvet, Juan
Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu

Date: 1925
Description: 1 volum il.
Series: Temporada 1925-1926
Note: Empresa: Juan Mestres Calvet
Note: Director: Egon Pollak
Abstract: De cada obra s'ha digitalitzat un programa sencer. De la resta s'han digitalitzat les parts que són diferents.
Language: castellà
Descriptors: Òpera ; Programes de mà
Collection: Programs of the opera performance
Work details: Tristan und Isolde