Temporada 2017-2018 / Opera / Demon

Rubinstein's materpiece about the demon's love obsession

Anton Rubinstein wrote more than fifteen operas, of which only Néro was seen in the Liceu in 1898. It was the first Russian opera staged in Barcelona. The composer and pianist - Liszt's rival - performed on two occasions at the Liceu. He played in the orchestra on one of them for the ballet of his opera, Demon, based on the homonymous poem of the “cursed” Mikhail Lermontov, branded as sacrilegious and blasphemous by the Russian ecclesiastical censors.

With this co-production, the Liceu contributes to the rediscovery of one of the most genuinely Romantic operas of the Russian repertoire, along with the celebrated titles by Mussorgsky or Tchaikovsky. This is an excellent opportunity to recover a classic of Slavic opera.


Opera in three acts. Libreto by Pavel Alexandrovich Viskovatov. World premiere: 25/01/1875, Mariïnski Theatre of Saint Petersburg. Premiere at the Gran Teatre del Liceu.

Artistic profile

Mikhail Tatarnikov
Stage director
Dmitry Bertman
Set designer
Hartmut Schörghofer
Costume designer
Tatiana Tulubyeva
Lighting designer
Thomas C. Hase
Edwald Smirnoff
Gran Teatre del Liceu, Helikon Opera (Moscow), Staatstheater Nürnberg and Opéra National Bourde
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Director of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia


Prince Gudal Alexander Zymbalyuk
TamaraAsmik Grigorian
Prince SinodalIgor Morosow
Sinodal's servantRoman Ialcic
Tamara's NurseAsmik Grigorian
DemonDimitri Hvorostovski
CourierAntoni Comas
AngelYuriy Mynenko


April 2018

23Monday20:00Turn AFee 4
26Thursday20:00Turn BFee 4
29Sunday17:00Turn TFee 4

May 2018

2Wednesday20:00Turn DFee 5
5Saturday20:00Turn CFee 4
8Tuesday20:00Turn HADFee 5
11Friday20:00Turn EFee 4

First part 1h 25m
Interval 30m
Second part 40m

Approximate running time 2h 35m

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