The Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu was founded alongside the Teatre in 1847 and has been a central figure in the Spanish premieres of almost the entire operatic repertoire, from the Baroque to the present day.
Over these nearly 175 years, the Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu has been conducted by some of the greatest maestros, including Arturo Toscanini, Erich Kleiber, Otto Klemperer, Hans Knapperstsbusch, Bruno Walter, Fritz Reiner, Richard Strauss, Alexander Glazunov, Ottorino Respighi, Pietro Mascagni, Igor Stravinsky, Manuel de Falla, Eduard Toldrà, and in contemporary times, by Riccardo Muti and Kirill Petrenko, as well as other eminent stage directors.
The Liceu Chorus has historically been known for its well-suited vocal qualities for Italian opera, establishing a singing style under the guidance of the great Italian maestro Romano Gandolfi, assisted by maestro Vittorio Sicuri, who served as the principal conductor for eleven years. This tradition has continued with José Luis Basso, Conxita Garcia, and currently with Pablo Assante.
Peter Burian, Andrés Máspero, and William Spaulding have also held the position of principal conductor of the Chorus.
Watch on Liceu+ the making of the photo session with the members of the Liceu Orchestra and Choir, carried out by Igor Studio (Igor Cortadellas).