If you are under 35, we make it easy for you to come to the opera
Come and see Puccini's Turandor at the price of €15.
Tickets on sale from 5 September.
Three riddles, to which a nameless prince finds the right answers: hope, blood and Turandot. And three characters who reveal the meaning of Puccini's melodrama: Calaf, Liù and Turandot.
Just 20 years ago (7 October 1999), the Liceu reopened after the fire with a performance of Turandot. Now the “ice princess” returns to the opera house on the Rambla. She is embodied in the first cast by the great Iréne Theorin, and by Lise Lindstrom, making her Liceu debut, in the second. Other members of the five-star line-up are Jorge de León, Gregory Kunde, Ermonela Jaho and Anita Hartig.
Puccini's last opera (completed after his death by Franco Alfano) was first performed at the Scala in Milan in 1926. Video artist Franc Aleu has chosen it for his first venture as stage director.
The visually fascinating sets and spectacular costumes of Aleu's production, in which light plays a key role, further accentuate the many ground-breaking aspects of this opera of the late Verismo school.
Lyric drama in three acts consisting of five scenes. Libretto by G. Adami, R. Simoni and F. Alfano. World premiere: 25/04/1926 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan. First Barcelona performance: 30/12/1928 at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. Last Liceu performance: 31/07/2009. Number of Liceu performances: 71.
First act 33m
Second act 46m
Third act 40m
Approximate running time 2h 40m