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Richard Strauss

Venue: Gran Teatre del Liceu

 
La Rambla, 51-59
08002 Barcelona
Spain
 
 
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Composer: Richard Strauss

Josep Pons captivates us with the mastery of  Richard Strauss

At the beginning of his career, Richard Strauss devoted himself to the tone poem, a single-movement musical genre inspired by philosophical and literary ideals. An absolute orchestral master, Strauss drew inspiration from a character in German picaresque literature for Till Eulenspiegel, while Death and transfiguration is the musical translation of a poem by Alexander Ritter on the death of an artist. The concert includes Strauss’s final work, his Four Last Songs, written in 1948 using texts by Hermann Hesse and Joseph von Eichendorff. The songs will be sung by the soprano Jacquelyn Wagner.

 

Programme

Richard Strauss

Till Eulenspiegels lustige Streiche, op. 28
(Till Eulenspiegel's Merry Pranks)
Tod und Verklärung, op. 24 ((Death and Transfiguration)
Vier letzte Lieder (Four Last Lieder) 

 
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TEAM

JACQUELYN WAGNER -  SOPRANO
SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA OF THE LICEU OPERA BARCELONA

CONDUCTOR
Josep Pons

 
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Gran Teatre del Liceu
 

Barcelona's opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, was founded on the Rambla in 1847 and has continued over the years to fulfil its role as a culture and arts centre and one of the symbols of the city.

Today it is publicly-owned (by the Government of Catalonia, Barcelona City Council, Barcelona Provincial Council and the Ministerio de Educación, Cultura y Deporte) and administered by the Fundació del Gran Teatre del Liceu which, in addition to the aforementioned bodies, incorporates the Patronage Council and the Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu (the old society of owners).
 

Origins: From 1837 to 1847

The Liceu evolved out of the Sociedad Dramática de Aficionados (Society of theatre-lovers) set up in 1837 at the instigation of Manuel Gibert in the former convent of Montsió by members of the National Militia, an organization of armed citizens with liberal leanings.
Barcelona's economy and population were growing fast at the time and the city needed a music conservatory. This led to the conversion of the Sociedad Dramática into the Liceo Filármonico Dramático Barcelonés de S.M. la Reina Isabel II (Barcelona Dramatic and Philharmonic Lyceum of HM Queen Isabel II).  In addition to its theatrical activities, the new organization cultivated Italian-style singing and music.
 

The building on the Rambla

The original building was solemnly opened on 4 April 1847. The plans had been drawn up by Miquel Garriga i Roca, subsequently assisted by Josep Oriol Mestres. The project was funded by selling shares, which meant that many of the boxes and seats were to be privately owned. The shareholders formed the Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu, known as the “Societat de Propietaris” (Society of Owners),  which was in sole charge of running the Gran Teatre del Liceu from 1855 onwards, after it was legally separated from the Conservatori del Gran Teatre del Liceu.
The theatre was operated by impresarios who were given a concession to stage a specific number of productions in exchange for the proceeds from the sale of tickets not reserved for the Societat itself. This system was to endure until 1980.
 

The creation of the Consortium

By the last quarter of the 20th century this management system was no longer viable. In 1980, to avert the danger of the disappearance of an institution of such worldwide cultural renown, the Generalitat  Catalonia's first government in modern times – set up a consortium, the Consorci del Gran Teatre del Liceu, which also incorporated Barcelona City Council and the Societat del Gran Teatre del Liceu. Barcelona Provincial Council joined the Consortium in 1985, followed by the Spanish Ministry of Culture in 1986. From then on the Consortium took over operation of the theatre.

 
 
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