The Open-Air Liceu initiative aims to encourage audiences to listen to opera in the open air with a five-star performance of Il Trovatore by Giuseppe Verdi playing at four venues in the city.
Friday 21 July sees a new Open-Air Liceu. Opera goes out into the street as part of the celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the reopening of the Gran Teatre del Liceu.
In 2017, over 60 towns and cities all over the country will be able to enjoy Open-Air Liceu in a simultaneous broadcast of Il Trovatore, one of Verdi’s masterpieces, with a cast starring George Petean, Tamara Wilson and Piero Pretti.
Open-Air Liceu is free of charge and open to everyone and will be on offer at four venues across Barcelona: Arc de Triomf, Plaça de Salvador Seguí, Sant Martí Civic Centre and Plaça Major de Nou Barris, which will be able to host nearly 1,000 people.
Two of these venues will be completely free access, while the other two will require invitation. If you’d like to just turn up and watch Il Trovatore without worrying about booking, the two venues that don’t need reservations are the Sant Martí Civic Centre and Plaça de Salvador Seguí, in front of the Filmoteca, a stone’s throw from the Liceu. At the other two venues, you’ll have to book a free invitation (for Plaça Major de Nou Barris and Passatge de Lluís Companys, at the Arc de Triomf). Booking invitations is very simple! They can be collected from this Friday afternoon at the Liceu box offices and in a few days’ time at the Clarà, Fort Pienc, Gòtic-Andreu Nin and Francesca Bonnemaison Libraries, if you want to go to the Arc de Triomf, and at the shops that are part of the Nou Barris Commercial Quarter and the Maragall Commercial Quarter if you want to see Il Trovatore in Nou Barris. You’ll find detailed information at this link.
On the day of the performance, from 7 pm, there will also be a limited number of tickets at the venues.
This third edition of Open-Air Liceu will be dedicated to Joaquim Molins, the former president of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, as a sign of respect at his recent passing.
You’ll find more information at this link.
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