Emotional intensity and vibrant interpretations

The Liceu reopened in 2020, after a six-month closure owing to COVID-19, to a triumphant recital by two well-loved singers: Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczala. In the meantime, 2,292 plants had occupied the seats thanks to an artistic project by Eugenio Ampudia  

That recital was a huge success. The audience was moved and thrilled to hear two of the finest voices in the world live once more and gave them a tumultuous welcome. Now that we are back to normal, the Liceu is closing the circle by inviting the same tandem of friends to relive the event and prove that it's all behind us at last.  

These two firm favourites, with their characteristic elegance, warm phrasing, daring high notes and dashes of temperament and passion, will display their usual generosity by giving us the best they have in this programme packed with themes from great operas by Verdi, Puccini, Giordano, Mascagni and others. 

Their emotional intensity and vibrant interpretations will help us recover from this troubled period in the history of mankind and every aria and duet will live on in our memories. A veritable vocal banquet. 

With the support of:

  • Approximate running time 1h 30m
    • First part 40min
    • Interval 30min
    • Second part 50min


Sarah Tysman

July 2023

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Here you can download the programme (published in Catalan and Spanish only)


Giacomo Puccini (1858 – 1924)
"Sola, perduta, abbandonata" (Manon Lescaut) – Sondra Radvanovsky
"Recondita armonia" (Tosca) – Piotr Beczała
"Mario! Mario!... Son qui!" (Tosca) – Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała
"Vissi d'arte, vissi d'amore" (Tosca) — Sondra Radvanovsky
"E lucevan le stelle" (Tosca) — Piotr Beczała


Giuseppe Verdi (1813 – 1901)
"Celeste Aida" (Aida)– Piotr Beczała
"Ritorna vincitor!" (Aida) – Sondra Radvanovsky
"La fatal pietra… O terra, addio" (Aida)– Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała

Antonín Dvořák (1841 – 1904)
"Vidino divná, přesladká" (“Wondrous vision, immensely sweet,”) (Rusalka) — Piotr Beczała
“Měsíčku na nebi hlubokém” (“Moon in the deep sky”) (Rusalka) — Sondra Radvanovsky
“Miláčku, znáš mne, znáš?” (“My love, do you recognize me, do you?”) (Rusalka) – Sondra Radvanovsky and Piotr Beczała