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.
- 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|
|Prince Sinodal||Igor Morosow|
|Sinodal's servant||Roman Ialcic|
|Tamara's Nurse||Asmik Grigorian|