Gran Teatre del Liceu

The Gran Teatre del Liceu, known as the Liceu, is an opera house located on Barcelona’s Rambla as part of the El Raval district. It was inaugurated in 1847 with great public repercussions. The Theater has a capacity of 3,500 spectators and at that time the stage had the most modern technology and facilities.

In 1861, 14 years after its opening, a fire destroyed the hall and the stage. The Theater fell into disrepair and was rebuilt in just one year. In the year 62, the doors were reopened with an opera.

The audience at the Liceu was quite diverse, from the bourgeoisie and the aristocracy to music lovers, members of the petty bourgeoisie and finally the working class. Although the Liceu had always been recognized by the bourgeoisie.

In 1994 there was another fire that caused a great emotional impact. In 99, the new Theater with Turandot was inaugurated.

Due to the global pandemic and the new restrictions, El Gran Teatre del Liceu is forced to suspend and modify its programming. Restrictions limit the mobility of artists to reach the city, another reason to modify the programming.

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