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.

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

Programa de mà

Descobreix, amb aquesta coproducció, una de les òperes més romàntiques del repertori rus. Al nostra programa, el crític musical Xavier Cester ens parla de com Rubinstein redimeix el “Dimoni” o de com els “dimonis russos” van a l´òpera a l´article de l´escriptor i traductor Jaume Creus. Així mateix, l´entrevista amb el director d´escena Dmitry Bertman ens ajudarà a entendre la connexió entre ambdós mons en l´espectacular  escenografia d´aquesta producció.

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