Their first chance to work at the Liceu will be a leap into the void
Oh!pera is a project launched by the Gran Teatre del Liceu to commission four small-format operas for performance on the same evening. Teams of young people selected in cooperation with five Barcelona design schools have worked for over a year to devise these energy-packed shows, each of which lasts about thirty minutes.
The singers will share tales about their traumas, unconfessable secrets, impossible dreams and expectations with members of the audience as the latter tour the innermost recesses of the opera house, each show gaining forcefulness by being acted at close quarters.
Participants include composers with ties to Barcelona and their chosen librettists, young stage directors whose productions are made with schools of drama, design and applied arts, locally born singers, and chamber ensembles made up of musicians from the Liceu's conservatory. For the creative artists of tomorrow, this first chance to work at the Liceu will be a leap into the void.
The Liceu is beginning to cooperate with Barcelona City Council's Department of Tourism and Creative Industries, the Disseny Hub Barcelona and the city's design schools in order to promote learning through practice. Àlex Ollé will be the mentor of this project.
With the support of
OPERA I Carlos de Castellarnau
OPERA II Andreu Gallén
OPERA III Marian Márquez
OPERA IV Itziar Viloria