A spectacular production featuring Iréne Theorin's debut in Gioconda's role

In 17th-century Venice, Enzo Grimaldo has abandoned the unfortunate Gioconda – whose mother, La Cieca, is accused of witchcraft – and is now in love with Laura, the wife of Alvise. This emblematic work, from the period between Verdi's heyday and the dawn of Verismo, is the best known of Amilcare Ponchielli's operas. In addition to the famous “Dance of the Hours” and Gioconda's suicide aria, La Gioconda contains many other superbly lyrical examples of post-Romantic sensibility. The masterful orchestration and the vocal writing of roles such as Laura, La Cieca, Enzo Grimaldo and Barnaba, are other key facets. The distinguished cast will be headed by Iréne Theorin, hailed as one of the best dramatic sopranos of our times, who has earned long ovations at the Liceu for her performances in Wagnerian roles. Now she appears in Barcelona once more to give us her long-awaited Gioconda.

La Gioconda

Opera in four acts. Libretto by Arrigo Boito. World premiere: 08/4/1876 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. First Barcelona performance: 26/02/1883 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Last Liceu performance: 25/10/2005. Number of Liceu performances: 144.

Artistic profile

Guillermo García Calvo
Stage director
Pier Luigi Pizzi
Set desig and costumes
Pier Luigi Pizzi
Gheorghe Iancu
Massimo Gasparon
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Teatro Real (Madrid) and Arena di Verona
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu
Choru's Director
Conxita Garcia


GiocondaIréne Theorin1th,4th,7th,10th,13th,15th April
Anna Pirozzi2th,5th,8th,11th,14th April
Laura AdornoDolora Zajick1th,4th,7th,10th,13th,15th April
Ketevan Kemoklildze2th,5th,8th,11th,14th April
Alvise BadoeroIldebrando D'Arcangelo1th,4th,7th,10th,13th,15th April
Carlo Colombara2th,5th,8th,11th,14th April
La ciecaMaría José Montiel
Enzo GrimaldoBrian Jagde1th,4th,7th,10th,13th,15th April
Andrea Carè2th,5th,8th,11th,14th April
BarnabaGabriele Viviani1th,4th,7th,10th,13th,15th April
Luis Cansino2th,5th,8th,11th,14th April
Zuàne / VoiceCarlos Daza
Isèpo / VoiceBeñat Egiarte
Barnabotto / Pilot / SingerMarc Pujol
Principal male guest dancerAlessandro Riga (CND)
Principal female guest dancerLetizia Giuliani


April 2019

1Monday20:00Turn HFee 4
2Tuesday20:00Turn AFee 5
4Thursday20:00Turn BFee 3
5Friday20:00Turn PBFee 4
7Sunday18:00Turn FFee 3
8Monday20:00Turn PCFee 5
10Wednesday20:00Turn DFee 4
11Thursday20:00Turn PAFee 4
13Saturday20:00Turn EADFee 3
14Sunday17:00Turn TFee 4
15Monday20:00Turn GFee 4

Approximate running time 3h 55m


Briefing session

Audience briefing session in the Foyer 45 minutes before the opera begins.