LOHENGRIN (cancelled)


The new state of emergency in relation to COVID-19 forces the Liceu to suspend all the performances of Lohengrin

This modification of the protocol in force until now forces the Liceu to cancel all artistic activities with a seating capacity for over 1,000 people. This situation affects different theatre projects, such as the production of Wagner’s Lohengrin, that will be suspended.

The Liceu will duly announce all changes in its response protocols, always following the instructions of health authorities.

The Gran Teatre del Liceu will contact everyone affected by the suspension of the artistic activity, to inform them of all the available options.
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Katharina Wagner, the composer's great-granddaughter, makes her Liceu debut with a new production starring Herlitzius and Vogt

A winter landscape. Three worlds at variance, like cubes suspended in the air. And in their midst, a nameless knight from a place as yet unknown. His sole mission is to save the defenceless, the victims of injustice. Elsa is one such victim and she is destined to marry the knight from Monsalvat. When his identity is revealed, the Brabantian conspirators will be defeated and a new order will emerge.

Katharina Wagner (the composer's great-granddaughter and the director of the Bayreuth Festival) makes her Barcelona debut in this opera, which is one Richard Wagner's most emblematic and also his most Romantic. Back in 1882, it was the first of his works ever seen here.

The cast also includes tenor Klaus Florian Vogt, warmly acclaimed as a Wagner specialist the world over, and Evelyn Herlitzius, back as Ortrud in the wake of her triumph in Elektra. Josep Pons returns to the orchestra pit to tackle another Wagner opera, following his successful renderings of the Der Ring des Nibelungen and Tristan und Isolde.


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This show is included in the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival 2020:
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Romantic opera in three acts. Libretto by Richard Wagner. World premiere: 28/08/1850 at the Großherzogliches Hoftheater in Weimar. First Barcelona performance: 17/05/1882 at the Teatre de la Santa Creu. First Liceu performance: 06/03/1883. Last Liceu performance: 05/09/2012 (concert version). Number of Liceu performances: 245.

Approximate running time 4h 25m

  • First act 1h 5m
  • Interval 30m
  • Second act 1h 25m
  • Interval  20m
  • Third act 1h 5m

Artistic profile

Josep Pons
Stage director
Katharina Wagner
Set design
Marc Löhrer
Thomas Kaiser
Daniel Weber
Stefan Bolliger
Stage director assistant
Eleonora Herder
Gran Teatre del Liceu and Oper Leipzig
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Director of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia
Kai Gleusteen
Conductor assistant
Oleguer Aymamí
Musical assistants
Véronique Werklé, Vanessa García, David-Huy Nguyen-Phong and Jaume Tribó


Heinrich der VoglerGünther Groissböck
LohengrinKlaus Florian Vogt
Elsa of BrabantEmily Magee19th,22th,25th,28th,31th March
Simone Schneider3th,5th April
Friedrich of TelramundOlafur Sigurdarson
Ortrud Evelyn Herlitzius
The King’s heraldRoman Trekel
Nobleman of BrabantJorge Rodríguez Norton
Nobleman of Brabant Gerardo López
Nobleman of Brabant Josep Ramon Olivé
Nobleman of Brabant Marc Pujol

Cast Change

  • Soprano Erin Wall has been forced to cancel her participation due to the recovery of an injury and in its place the sopranos Emily Magee (March 19, 22, 25, 28 and 31) and Simone Schneider (April 3 and 5 are incorporated).
  • Carsten Wittmoser has been replaced by ​Baritone Olafur Sigurdarson in the part of Friedrich of Telramund due to illness.

March 2020

19Thursday19:00Turn H
22Sunday17:00Turn T
25Wednesday19:00Turn B
28Saturday19:00Turn C
31Tuesday19:00Turn A

April 2020

3Friday19:00Turn F

Information of Interest

Briefing session

Audience briefing session in the Foyer 45 minutes before the opera begins.


The Q&A session with Katharina Wagner scheduled for March 13 has been cancelled. 

Reasons not to miss'LOHENGRIN (cancelled)'

  • The Barcelona debut of Katharina Wagner, the composer's great-granddaughter.
  • Richard Wagner's most Romantic opera.
  • The first of Wagner's operas ever seen in Barcelona.