The first Liceu performances of the Broadway classic based on the play by George Bernard Shaw

Lerner and Loewe's My Fair Lady took Broadway by storm in 1956, earning six Tony awards, including "Best Musical". The film version later carried off eight Oscars, including "Best Film". This outstanding musical, adapted from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion, serves as a yardstick to measure all rival works.

It tells the tale of Eliza, a Covent Garden flower seller, who takes elocution lessons from Professor Henry Higgins. Her teacher becomes obsessed with the idea of passing her off as a fine lady and introducing her to London high society and their relationship ultimately evolves into an improbable attachment. Defined as "the perfect musical", My Fair Lady will be staged at the Liceu in the form of a semi-dramatized concert in which the soloists will act on stage. It will be directed by Alfonso Casado-Trigo, a veritable specialist in musicals, who has worked on such popular shows as Mamma Mia!, Beauty and the Beast, Cats, Les Misérables, Miss Saigon and the original production of The Phantom of the Opera which is still playing at Her Majesty’s Theatre in London.

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My Fair Lady

Book and lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner based on George Bernard Shaw's play Pygmalion.
Première: 15/03/1956 at the Mark Hellinger Theatre of New York.
Première in Barcelona.

  • Approximate running time 2h 50m

Artistic profile

Alfonso Casado Trigo
Stage director
Guy Unsworth
Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Liceu Opera Barcelona
Director of the Chorus
Conxita Garcia


Eliza DoolittleEllie Laugharne
Professor HigginsSteven Pacey
Colonel PickeringRichard Suart
Alfred P. DoolittlePeter Polycarpou
Freddy Eynsford HillNadim Naaman
Mrs Higgins/ Mrs Pearce/ Cockney WomanSusie Blake

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