Classical Music from Barcelona to the World

A new benchmark for the city’s classical music scene has emerged from 
the coming together of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Ibercamera, L’Auditori 
and the Palau de la Musica Catalana: Barcelona Obertura Classic and Lyric.

This Barcelona Global initiative aims to put Barcelona’s rich variety of music on the world map and has been created in order to attract music lovers from
all around the world to come and enjoy the most exclusive range of music 
in the superb setting of our city.

We have identified the key moments of the 2016-2017 season and have created a top-notch programme for classical music lovers.

We want Barcelona, which is already internationally renowned above all for 
its cuisine, arquitecture, football and climate, to also be recognised 
for its classical music agenda and the uniqueness of its musical venues.

 

Barcelona obertura

 

Musical Christmas

December 2016

Tuesday

13/12/2016

L'Auditori

Le Concert Spirituel
Hervé Niquet, conductor

Hommage to Henry Purcell

 

Thursday

15/12/2016

Palau de la Música Catalana

Les Arts Florissants
William Christie, conductor

Händel, The Messiah

 

Saturday

17/12/2016

L'Auditori

Barcelona Symphony Orchestra
Kazushi Ono, conductor
Thomas Hampson, bariton

Mahler, Des Knaben Wunderhorn
Shostakovitch, Symphony n.6

 

Monday

19/12/2016

Liceu

Josep Pons, conductor
Patrice Chéreau, stage director
Evelyn Herlitzius, Elektra
Waltraud Meier, Klytemnästra

Elektra, by Richard Strauss

 

Wednesday

21/12/2016

L'Auditori

Alina Ibragimova, violin

Bach, Violin sonatas and partitas

 

Thursday

22/12/2016

L'Auditori / Drassanes reials

La Capella Reial de Catalunya
Jordi Savall, conductor

Works by Heinrich Isaac

 
 

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Winter in Barcelona

January 2017

Wednesday

25/01/2017

L'Auditori

Jerusalem Quartet

Works by Haydn, Prokofiev and Beethoven

 

Thursday

26/01/2017

Palau de la Música Catalana

Leonidas Kavakos, violin
Enrico Pace, piano

Beethoven, Sonatas for violin and piano

 

Friday

27/01/2017

L'Auditori / Ibercamera

Mariinsky Theatre Symphony Orchestra
Valery Gergiev, conductor
George Li, piano
Eva Maria Westbroek, soprano
Mikhail Vekula, tenor

Liszt, Piano concerto n.1
Wagner, Tristan und Isolde (Act 3)

 

Saturday

28/01/2017

Liceu

Alain Altinoglu, conductor
Willy Decker, stage director
Piotr Beczala, Werther
Anna Caterina Antonacci, Charlotte

Werther, by Jules Massenet

 

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Beethoven Marathon

March 2017


12-16/03/2017

Palau de la Música Catalana

Simon Bolívar Youth Orchestra
Gustavo Dudamel, conductor

Beethoven, The 9 symphonies


 
 

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Spring Festival

May 2017

Thursday

11/05/2017

Palau de la Música Catalana / Ibercamera

Arcadi Volodos, piano

Works by Schumann, Brahms and Schubert

 

Sunday

14/05/2017

L'Auditori

Akademie für Alte Musik Berlin

Bach, Brandenburg concerti

 

Saturday

18/05/2017

Liceu

Oksana Lyniv, conductor
Philip Stölz, stage director
Attila Jun, Daland
Emma Vetter, Senta

Der fliegende Holländer, by Richard Wagner

 

Friday

19/05/2017

L'Auditori

Barcelona Symphony Orchestra Orfeó Català
Kazushi Ono, conductor

Verdi, Requiem

 

Monday

21/05/2017

Liceu

Giuseppe Finzi, conductor
Laurent Pelly, stage director
Javier Camarena, Tonio
Sabina Puértolas, Sabina

La fille du régiment, Gaetano Donizetti

 

Tuesday

23/05/2017

Palau de la Música Catalana

St. Petersburg Philharmonic Orchestra
Yuri Temirkanov, conductor
Leticia Moreno, violin

Sibelius, Violin concerto
Tchaikovsky, Symphony n.6 "Pathétique"

 

Wednesday

24/05/2017

L'Auditori / Ibercamera

Frankfurt Radio Symphony Orchestra
Andrés Orozco-Estrada, conductor
Gautier Capuçon, cello

Beethoven, Symphony n.1
Tchaikovsky, Rococo-Variations
Stravinsky, Rite of spring

 

Thursday

25/05/2017

L'Auditori

Belcea Quartet with Cuarteto Casals

Schubert, Quartet D 887
Brahms, Sextet núm.1 op.18

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Mozart Weekend

June 2017

Tuesday

20/06/2017

Palau de la Música Catalana

Alexander Melnikov, piano

Shostakovitch, Preludes and fugues op.87

 

Thursday

21/06/2017

Palau de la Música Catalana

Le Concert des Nations
Jordi Savall, conductor

Mozart, The three last symphonies

 

Thursday

22/06/2017

Liceu

Josep Pons, conductor
Kasper Holten, stage director
Carlos Alvarez, Don Giovanni
Vanessa Goikoetxea, Donna Anna
Toby Spence, Don Ottavio
Anatoli Sivko, Leporello

Don Giovanni, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

 
 

Contact

Barcelona Global - Barcelona Obertura
Diagonal 579, 3
08014 Barcelona

+34 936 761 250
info@barcelonaobertura.com
www.barcelonaobertura.com