First performance in Spain of the brilliant production by Alex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus)

Paris, France. Two ex-lovers get caught up in a game of seduction that can only end in death. The Marquise de Merteuil challenges the Viscomte de Valmont to seduce her niece Cécile, who is a virgin, but he opts instead to lead Madame de Tourvel, a faithful wife, astray.

The opera composed by Luca Francesconi — a re-reading of Heiner Müller's play based on Les liaisons dangereuses — reflects on the decadence of certain classes of society. Alex Ollé (of La Fura dels Baus) offers a production set in a box suspended above the stage to represent the emotional isolation of the characters.

Music played live by the Liceu Orchestra combines with recorded and electronically manipulated music played by another orchestra, the sound of which is projected over the audience's heads. A unique experience of immersion.


Opera in one act. Libretto by Luca Francesconi. World premiere: 26/04/2011, Teatro alla Scala, Milan. First performance in Spain.

Artistic profile

Director musical
Peter Rundel
Stage director
Àlex Ollé (La Fura dels Baus)
Stage director assistant
Patrizia Frini
Alfons Flores
Lluc Castells
Lighting designer
Marco Filibeck
Lighting assistant
Valerio Tiberi
Sound Design - Ircam
Serge Lemouton
Franc Aleu
Teatro alla Scala (Milan)
Symphony Orchestra of the Liceu Opera Barcelona


Viscount de ValmontRobin Adams
Marquise de MerteuilAllison Cook

February 2017

22Wednesday20:00Turn DFee 8
26Sunday18:00Turn PDFee 8
27Monday20:00Turn AFee 8

March 2017

2Thursday20:00Turn BFee 8
3Friday20:00Turn PBADFee 8

Total Running Time 1h 30m