Barcelona, 21 September (EFE).- If yesterday the Venezuelan director Gustavo Dudamel was the hero of the night, today at the Gran Tetre del Liceu “local talent” and the cast of “Zero Kilometers” of “Don Pascual”. Triumphant, by Gaetano Donizetti, staged by Venetian Damiano Michieletto.
Opera Buffa with which the second season of the 175th anniversary of the Rambla Bullring is inaugurated, with maestro Josep Pons in charge of the music, with the audience appreciating the interpretation of the Spaniard Carlos Chausson (Don Pasquale). Sara Blanche (Norina) and Javier Andaga (Ernesto), as well as Pol Andrzej Filnoczyk (Dr. Malatesta), a production that transports the story of the rich and greedy old Don Pasquale to the present day, who decides to marry a young woman and find an heir because he Disappointed in nephew Ernesto.
The production premiered at the Paris Opera in 2018, with melancholy overtones, despite being one of the best titles in the Italian comic repertoire, placing the characters in a kind of room, seen from different perspectives, on a revolving stage, with the use of elements such as puppets or chroma keys, So that in one moment Norina is praying in a convent and in another, in the last part, in a forest.
Precisely, Chroma highlights the scene changes, in an opera whose background is the message that changes are inevitable and you have to face them flexibly.
The public, with applause lasting about six minutes, especially rewarded Sara Blanche, the soprano from Tarragona who debuted at the Liceu in 2017 and who has been growing with two roles in the Rambla arena last season, Zerbinetta in “Adriane auf Naxos” and “The Magic Flute”. As the queen of the night.
Nor did the stage debut of Javier Anduaga from San Sebastián go unnoticed, defending the role of Ernesto in Love in Jeans and Sneakers, while Zaragoza’s Carlos Chausson once again showed his fluency as a bass-baritone in an opera buffa that some consider “the greatest musical comedy of all time”. .
With a norina that becomes a tsunami, which destroys everything in its path, it nails Don Pasquale in a unique scene in the opera of his time, as he and he clap the nails that resonate in the stalls in this montage and the old hero jumps into the river. Wants to give in and sink.
The gala night, as was customary at the beginning of the season, was held today for the first time with a photographic parade of famous guests in front of the “constellations”, the doors designed by the sculptor Jaume Plensa at the entrance to the Liceu, in front of the popular Barcelona Rambler.
In Bucks, three ministers, Mikel Iceta, José Luis Escrivá and Diana Morant; The Ministers of the Generalitat, Natalia Garriga and Lourdes Ciuro, as well as the former President of the Generalitat José Montilla and Quim Torra, the President of the Gran Teatro del Liceu, Salvador Alemany.
They did not miss an appointment with “Don Pascual” of Barcelona mayor Ada Colau; The representative of the government in Catalonia, Eugenia Gay, various councilors of the consistory, deputies of the parliament, as well as the president of the Port of Barcelona, Damia Calvet, and an extensive business representation with names such as Javier Godot, Josep Oliu, Mauricie Lucena, Antoni Brufau, Angel Simon, Helena Gardans, Javier Puig , Isabel Sucu and Tatxo Bennett.
On this occasion, the presence of members of the cultural and entertainment field, such as Los Javis, Rigoberta Bandini, Amaya Romero, Vanessa Lorenzo, Itzier Castro, Judith Masco, Juan Antonio Beona, Rosa Clara, Josep Abril, Benedetta Tagliabue, Angels Gonialons. Pere Arquillo, Texel Miras, Josep Maria Pau, Marc Clotet, Alex Moner, Jordi Labanda and Carles Marques Marcet. EFE