Picture of some of the members of the project Òh!Pera on the presentation day

The time for new opera creators

The Liceu premieres four small-format productions to encourage experimentation and learning by young students from different disciplines.

There will be four half-hour operas in one evening. This is the proposal of Òh!Pera, a project promoted by the Gran Teatre del Liceu, the Department of Tourism and Creative Industries of the Barcelona City Council, the Disseny Hub Barcelona and design schools in the city, which will be open to the public on 9 and 10 July, with two sessions each day. These are four small-format works with Àlex Ollé, artist-in-residence at the Liceu, as artistic director. One of the objectives of this initiative is to encourage experimentation and learning for young students from different design disciplines in the city through a real experience of operatic creation. The project is part of the implementation of the Government Measure for the Promotion of Creative Industries, which has the encouragement of talent as one of its priority lines of action. The composers were selected from the Barcelona Creació Sonora project by the ICUB (34 commissions to composers linked to the city of Barcelona) to get these creators closer to opera by giving them their first opportunity to dabble in this genre and by investing in the debut of new repertoires in the city's major musical institutions.

The titles of the new creations are Entre los árboles, with composition by José Río-Pareja, libretto by Juan Mayorga, direction by Nao Albet and musical direction by Josep Planells; L'ocell redemptor, by Fabià Santcovsky (composition and libretto), and direction by Marc Chornet Artells; The Fox Sisters, with music by Marc Migó, libretto by Lila Palmer, direction by Silvia Delagneau and musical direction by Irene Delgado Jiménez; and ShadowEurydice says, with libretto by Anne Monfort and Núria Giménez-Comas based on a novel by Elfriede Jelinek, composed by Giménez-Comas herself, conducted by Alícia Serrat and musical direction by Néstor Bayona. These are high-energy operas dealing with current issues with a maximum of six performers on stage, including singers and instrumentalists. Another of the singularities of the proposal is that each piece will be performed in a different space of the Liceu.

Check this link for more information and tickets.

Publication date: Tuesday, 05 July 2022
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