Enjoy the blossoming of Mozart's talent with the opera Lucio Silla at the Gran Teatre del Liceu, in the heart of Barcelona. By the tender age of sixteen Mozart had already mastered the art of opera seria and showed his precocious artistic maturity in this work devoted to honour, betrayal and power. Lucio Silla (Milan, 1772), Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's second opera seria, was composed when he was just sixteen. It has an exceptionally fine, powerfully orchestrated score and poses a daunting challenge to the singers. The action is set in Rome in the second century AD. The protagonist is the dictator Lucio Silla, who wants to marry Giunia, the daughter of his political enemy Mario. Giunia, however, is in love with the senator Cecilio, who has been banished by Silla. Celia, Silla's sister, and the patrician Lucio Cinna, Cecilio's friend and protector, with whom she is in love, also play key roles in the action. A conspiracy against the tyrant fails but in the end he displays magnanimity and lauds generosity and clemency in terms similar to those used in Corneille's play Cinna. Cast: Kurt Streit, Patricia Petibon, Silvia Tro Santafé, Inga Kalna, Alessandro Liberatore, Laura Aikin, Marina Comparato, Iano Tamar and others. Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu Conductor: Harry Bicket Stage direction: Claus Guth Scenography: Christian Schmidt Costumes: Christian Schmidt Lighting: Manfred Voss Dramatúrgia: Ronny Oietrich New production: Gran Teatre del Liceu (collaboration with Theater an der Wien and Wiener Festwochen)
In some areas of the Gran Teatre del Liceu it is possible to be seated with a partially obstructed view of the stage. The Gran Teatre del Liceu recommends Zone 2 for the finest and completely unobstructed view of the performance. The stage is not visable from seats starting in row 2 of Zone 8. A monitor is provided for following the performance in this section. Only available for operas.
- Type: Theater
- Nearest Train: Liceu
- Venue Description:
The Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona's most important theater was built in a modern style by J.O. Mestres and M. Garriga i Roca to house the city's Operatic Society. Regular opera seasons began here in 1847 and the venue soon overshadowed its main rival, the Teatro Principal. It became a potent symbol of the power and wealth of Catalonia's 19th-century middle-classes, the same people who commissioned all the city's impressive modernist buildings towards the end of that century. There was a devastating fire in the theater during 1861, an anarchist bomb-attack in 1893, and then it was completely burned down in 1994. The new building stages an exciting program of operas, concerts and ballets by the world's best performing companies and houses its own symphony orchestra and choir that perform all year round.