WINTERREISE SEEN BY ANTONIO LÓPEZ

  
PRIORITY SALE
24/03/22
GENERAL PUBLIC SALE
29/03/22

Antonio López will guide us through Schubert's poetic universe

The painter, sculptor and engraver Antonio López, born in Tomelloso (Castile-La Mancha), has been invited by the Liceu to take part for the first time in designing a stage set. In the course of his career, López has used his highly individual technique to depict the passing of time, human beings and their environment, childhood, and still lifes.

Here he sets up a dialogue between his artistic works and the world of suffering evoked by the music of Schubert's Winterreise. Considered one of the most important song cycles in the history of music and the composer's musical testament, Winterreise is a daunting challenge for any singer.

Antonio López will reflect on solitude and self-isolation, conveying the trauma, longing, hopes and fears of the wandering traveller. Adverse fate and despondency have so ravaged the character's personal world that only the desire to escape from an oppressive community keeps his heart beating.

Winterreise, in all its disquieting beauty, is an invitation to melancholy, each desperate episode evoking another step along the path of a man betrayed. Antonio López will act as the audience's distinguished guide as they immerse themselves in Schubert's poetic universe and make this inner journey into emptiness.

PARADISE: death, eternal rest, vanishing from the world without trace 

  • Approximate running time tbc

Artistic profile

Painter and sculptor
Antonio López
Stage director and idea
Àlex Ollé and Valentina Carrasco
Video
Onionlab

Cast

BaritoneBenjamin Appl
PianoJames Baillieu

May 2022

9Monday20:00
10Tuesday20:00
11Wednesday20:00

Information of Interest

Program

F. Schubert
Winterreise, D.911