Introduction Artistic profile More info A participative, co-created opera and strengthen Liceu bonds with the Raval The Raval district, where the Gran Teatre del Liceu stands, has more associations in proportion to its area than any other place in Europe. Since one of the Liceu's vocations, as a cultural emblem of our country, is to be of service to its neighbours, it has teamed up with local associations to produce a participative, co-created opera and strengthen its bonds with the residents. This is the background to La gata perduda (The lost cat), the novel operatic project entailing three years of major collective efforts which will enable the Raval district to enter the Liceu. With music by Arnau Tordera, guitarist, vocalist and leader of the group Obeses, and a text by Victoria Szpunberg, it is something between an opera and a musical and includes snatches of the musical styles from all over the world which sound out so often in the streets. The vital, almost chaotic nature of the Raval makes it the perfect counterpoint to the establishment world, while the Apollonian-Dyonisian contrast between the orderly Eixample district nearby and the labyrinthine Raval could not be sharper. Despite efforts to spruce it up and rationalize it, the Raval remains an inner-city district with a strong spirit of resistance. The opera puts the spotlight on the anonymous citizens with hybrid identities who live there side by side and whose anecdotes, experiences, narratives, dreams and preoccupations provided the input to the libretto La gata perduda talks of the struggle of a neighbourhood which refuses to be manipulated, a united district which rebels against the powers that be and is itself a leading character in the opera, played by the joint local amateur choirs. Round about the Raval several characters appear who want to speculate and use it to promote their own interests: the Magnate, a man with a secret, surveys it from the upper part of the city and enlists the help of a healer, an architect and a detective to resolve the tangle of problems that are opposed to his interests. The Cat undergoes a transformation in the course of the opera: she decides to be free, refuses to tolerate abuse, and embodies hope. In this project more than ever before the Liceu acts as a mediator and La gata perduda is the ideal medium for giving diversity a voice. It is also a veritable path towards individual integration and development. This Project has received funding from the European Union Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870610 With the support of: La gata perduda Newly created community opera produced by the Liceu. Opera in five acts. Based on an original libretto by Victoria Szpunberg. World premiere. Approximate running time 1h 30m Artistic profileStage directorRicard Soler MallolPlaywrightVictoria SzpunbergSet designAdrià PinarCoreographyTuixén BenetCostume designMontse AmenósTailoringTop Manta and Dona Kolors in collaboration with Goretti PuenteLightingMaría de la Cámara and Gabriel Paré (Cube.bz)VideoMiquel Àngel RaióProductionGran Teatre del LiceuCastMAGNATEPau ArmengolSECRETARIJoan SáezARQUITECTRocío MartínezHEALERMarta InfanteDETECTIVEAlbert CasalsTHE CATDianne IcoAmateur choirs of the Raval: Agrupació coral i recreativa Les Flors de Maig, Cor de dones de Xamfrà, Cor Drassanes, Cor Turull, Coral de la Facultat de Geografia i Història, Dona Gospel, Grup Món? Raval, KorraVal Evolution, Kudyapi Children’s Choir, Musicals’ Choir, Societat Coral El Girasol and TrencaCors.Choir coordinatorCristina ColomerOrchestra of the Conservatory of the Gran Teatre del Liceu / Musicians of Taller de MúsicsConductorAlfons Reverté October 20225Wednesday19:00buy7Friday19:00buy Information of Interest Lectura fàcil Pots descarregar AQUÍ l'argument de l'òpera en format Lectura Fàcil.