Il viaggio a Reims
Hilarious satire of the old aristocracy with a cast of great soloists
En route to celebrate the coronation of French King Charles X, an eccentric group of aristocrats and officials arrange to spend the night at the Golden Lily spa, in the Lorraine region. Rossini’s last opera revisits the Liceu with hilarious stage direction by Emilio Sagi, who turns the opera into an ingenious performance.
A true work of genius, Il viaggio a Reims contains a stream of arias and concertante compositions (like the one written for fourteen soloists) with undeniable quality and originality, many of which Rossini “recycled” three years later for Le Comte Ory. The skilled singers, which include prestigious Rossinian performers alongside emerging young talents, are conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti, a specialist in Rossini and winner of the Young Conductor of the Year award at the 2016 International Opera Awards in London.
Il viaggio a Reims
Dramma giocoso in one act. Libretto by Luigi Balocchi. Worl premiere: 19/6/1825, Théâtre Italien of Paris. First staged in Barcelona: 10/03/2003, Liceu. Total Liceu performances: 12.
- Giacomo Sagripanti
- Stage director and set designer
- Emilio Sagi
- Pepa Ojanguren
- Lighting designer
- Eduardo Bravo
- Rossini Opera Festival (Pesaro) and Teatro Real (Madrid)
- Symphony Orchestra of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
|Corinna||Irina Lungu||13th,15th,17th,18th,20th September|
|Adriana González||14th,19th September|
|Marchesa Melibea||Maite Beaumont||13th,14th,17th,19th,20th September|
|Marina Viotti||15th,18th September|
|Contessa di Folleville||Sabina Puértolas||13th,15th,17th,19th,20th September|
|Leonor Bonilla||14th,18th September|
|Madame Cortese||Ruth Iniesta||13th,14th,17th,19th,20th September|
|Marigona Querkezi||15th,18th September|
|Chevalier Belfiore||Taylor Stayton||13th,15th,17th,18th,20th September|
|Juan de Dios Mateo||14th,19th September|
|Conte di Libenskof||Laurence Brownlee||13th,15th,17th,19th,20th September|
|Levy Sekgapane||14th,18th September|
|Lord Sidney||Roberto Tagliavini||13th,15th,17th,19th,20th September|
|Anderzhanov Baurzahan||14th,18th September|
|Don Profondo||Pietro Spagnoli||13th,15th,17th,19th,20th September|
|Pedro Quiralte||14th,18th September|
|Barone di Trombonok||Carlos Chausson||13th,14th,17th,18th,20th September|
|Vincenzo Nizzardo||15th,19th September|
|Don Álvaro||Manel Esteve||13th,14th,17th,18th,20th September|
|Gurgen Babeyan||15th,19th September|
|Don Prudenzio||Alessio Cacciamani|
|Don Luigino||Jorge Franco|
|Zefirino / Gelsomino||Xavier Anduaga|
Roberto Tagliavini will sing the role of Lord Sidney in the performance of September 18, due to an indisposition of Baurzhan Anderzhanov, who will perform the part in the performance of September 19th.
Tamara Gura, Lawrence Brownlee, Beñat Egiarte, Taylor Stayton, Paula Sánchez-Valverde, Jorge Franco, Marina Viotti, Ruth Iniesta i Marzia Marzo. (© A. Bofill)
Information of Interest
Reasons why you need to see Il viaggio a Reims
- A bubbly production for Rossini’s last Italian opera.
- Conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti, winner of the Young Conductor of the Year award at the 2016 International Opera Awards in London.
- Emilio Sagi’s lively stage direction set to Rossini’s humour.