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Postponed to next season the cultural exchange between the Liceu and the Paris Opera

  • The increase in covid cases in Europe and the current uncertainty force the suspension of the concert of the Orquestra del Gran Teatre in the French capital on January 9

  • The Paris Opera Orchestra conducted by Gustavo Dudamel already suspended his performance in November after detecting a contagion

The Liceu Symphonic Orchestra will not travel to Paris on January 9. “Due to the increase in cases of covid in Europe due to the entry of the omicron variant and the context of current uncertainty, the Paris Opera and the Liceu have been forced to postpone the exchange of orchestras planned for this season “, they explained this Wed The leaders of the Gran Teatre reported in a statement.

Both institutions have agreed that the twinning between both institutions in different activities will begin their first exchange season 22/23 , coinciding with the culmination of the celebration of the 175th anniversary of the Liceu.

The concert of the orchestra of the Gran Teatre is not the first to be suspended. Three days before the concert in Barcelona of the Parisian group, scheduled for Sunday, November 21, the performance that the Orchestra of the Paris Opera was going to offer at the Liceu, conducted by Gustavo Dudamel, its brand new owner, was canceled. be the start of an international tour, also suspended. The date of January 9, scheduled for the performance of the Symphonic Orchestra of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, conducted by Josep Pons, was kept. But with COVID-19 infections triggered again in Europe, those in charge of the Gran Teatre and those of the Paris Opera have finally decided to suspend the performance.

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