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Katharina Wagner debuts in the Liceu with ‘Lohengrin’

The Liceu hosts the debut of Katharina Wagner

The famous composer’s great-granddaughter makes her debut in Barcelona with ‘Lohengrin’, a version of one of Wagner’s most emblematic operas.

Saving unfortunate people from life’s injustices gives purpose to the existence of the hero of ‘Lohengrin’, one of Richard Wagner’s most romantic and emblematic operas. In 2020, more than a century after Wagner himself premièred the work in Barcelona, his great-granddaughter Katharina Wagner is going to debut for the first time in the Gran Teatre del Liceu with a version of this opera. Lohengrin, the Swan Knight, is a character from German mediaeval literature who was recognised for saving and helping people that suffered from injustice. In this case, Elsa de Brabant is mistakenly accused of murdering her own brother but, thanks to the hero, she is able to defend herself before Count Friedrich of Telramund, who wants to arrest her.

The cast of ‘Lohengrin’ features Klaus Florian Vogt, a tenor well known for singing roles written by Wagner, and Evelyn Herlitzius, who achieved great success with ‘Elektra’. Josep Pons is in charge of conducting the orchestra in this work by Wagner, after the successes of ‘Der Ring des Nibelungen’ and ‘Tristan und Isolde’, by the same composer.

‘Lohengrin’ will be performed in the Liceu from 19 March to 5 April. The performances on Sundays will be at 5.00 pm and the other days 7.00 pm. Click on this link to check the availability of seats and buy your tickets, which range from €15.75 to €290.00. Furthermore, on 28 March the performance will be broadcast live by Catalunya Música radio station.

Publication date: Tuesday, 10 March 2020
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