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The Czech National Ballet in Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona



The Czech National Ballet goes to Barcelona to perform John Crankoʼs Swan Lake – all five performances are sold out!

The Czech National Ballet will perform John Crankoʼs Swan Lake in Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona – all five productions are sold out!

To stand on the stage of the Gran Teatre del Liceu is a great honor and challenge.
Historically, the Czech National Ballet had the opportunity to dance in this prestigious house twice – in 1967 performing The Tale of the Stone Flower, Swan Lake, Prodigal Son, Hiroshima, Scheherazade, Rhapsody in Blue, Polovtsian Dances and Slavonic Dances Nos. 9–16, and in 2012 performing The Nutcracker – A Christmas Carol.
Now The Czech National Ballet, currently led by the Artistic Director Filip Barankiewicz, will visit the Gran Theatre for the third time with five performances of John Crankoʼs Swan Lake (music by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky) from 26 May to 30 May 2021.

More than a hundred artists, ballet masters, a conductor and technical and production staff will fly to Barcelona to prepare this precious ballet gem and represent our country.

Teatro Español in Madrid (1583), Teatro San Carlo in Naples (1737), Staatsoper Berlin (1743), Teatro alla Scala in Milan (1778), Teatro Nacional de São Carlos v Lisbon (1793), Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow (1856), Staatsoper in Wien (1869), Royal Albert Hall in London (1871), Teatro Massimo in Palermo (1897), Palais Garnier in Paris (1962). Glamorous theatres, European stages with grand history, famous international scenes with tradition. Architectural gems with inspiring repertoire and artistic brilliance that draw audiences from all over the world. These theatres offer exceptional performances, host renowned artists, arouse feelings of uniqueness. They will enchant you and leave strong memories.

Gran Teatre del Liceu
The Gran Teatre del Liceu built in 1847 ranks among the most prestigious scenes. It is considered one of the most important opera houses in Europe and the most beautiful architectural monument in Barcelona. Gran Teatre burned down twice (1861, 1994), both stage and auditorium were destroyed, but new theatre was opened in 2000 with a much bigger technical space.

In the course of the past twenty years famous operas were performed here by great stars such as Domingo, Pavarotti, Tebaldi, Caballé, Carreras or Aragall. Big ballet companies and individual artists showed their skill here – Pavlova, Nijinsky, Massine, Gades, Bausch; American Ballet Theatre, Alvin Ailey Company, Ballet de L’Opéra de Paris, Semperoper Ballett, Ballet Nacional de España, English National Ballet, Hamburg Ballett, Les Ballets de Monte-Carlo and others.

After returning from Barcelona to Prague The Czech National Ballet will perform John Crankoʼs Swan Lake in the National Theatre.
Swan Lake: 8 June 2021 at 19.00 / 9 June 2021 at 19.00 / 11 June at 19.00 / 12 June at 19.00
Tickets for the June performances in Prague are available on the National Theatre website.

photo: Paco Amate / Antoni Bofill / Serghei Gherciu
video: Marco Chiodi | Chiodi Studio

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