Il viaggio a Reims

Temporada 2017-2018 / Opera / 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.

Artistic profile

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


CorinnaIrina Lungu13th,15th,17th,18th,20th September
Adriana González14th,19th September
Marchesa MelibeaMaite Beaumont13th,14th,17th,19th,20th September
Marina Viotti15th,18th September
Contessa di FollevilleSabina Puértolas13th,15th,17th,19th,20th September
Leonor Bonilla14th,18th September
Madame CorteseRuth Iniesta13th,14th,17th,19th,20th September
Marigona Querkezi15th,18th September
Chevalier BelfioreTaylor Stayton13th,15th,17th,18th,20th September
Juan de Dios Mateo14th,19th September
Conte di LibenskofLaurence Brownlee13th,15th,17th,19th,20th September
Levy Sekgapane14th,18th September
Lord SidneyRoberto Tagliavini13th,15th,17th,19th,20th September
Anderzhanov Baurzahan14th,18th September
Don ProfondoPietro Spagnoli13th,15th,17th,19th,20th September
Pedro Quiralte14th,18th September
Barone di TrombonokCarlos Chausson13th,14th,17th,18th,20th September
Vincenzo Nizzardo15th,19th September
Don ÁlvaroManel Esteve13th,14th,17th,18th,20th September
Gurgen Babeyan15th,19th September
Don PrudenzioAlessio Cacciamani
Don LuiginoJorge Franco
DeliaPaula Sánchez
MaddalenaMarzia Marzo
ModestinaTamara Gura
Zefirino / GelsominoXavier Anduaga
AntonioCarlos Pachón

Cast changes

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. 


September 2017

13Wednesday20:00Turn PAFee 5
14Thursday20:00Turn BFee 4
15Friday20:00Turn CFee 4
17Sunday18:00Turn FFee 4
18Monday20:00Turn AFee 5
19Tuesday20:00Turn GFee 5
20Wednesday20:00Turn DADFee 5

First part 1h 40m
Interval 30m
Second part 45m

Approximate running time 3h

Information of Interest


Reasons why you need to see Il viaggio a Reims

  1. A bubbly production for Rossini’s last Italian opera.
  2. Conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti, winner of the Young Conductor of the Year award at the 2016 International Opera Awards in London.
  3. Emilio Sagi’s lively stage direction set to Rossini’s humour.