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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 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