Ruth Iniesta and Jorge Franco will sing in Il Viaggio a Reims, the production opening the 2017/2018 season at the Liceu of Barcelona


The Gran Teatre del Liceu will open its 2017/2018 season with Il Viaggio a Reims, Rossini's last Italian opera, which will be mounted at the Barcelona theatre "with Emilio Sagi's hilarious staging that turns the opera into an ingenious stage game.” From September 13th to 20th, Ruth Iniesta will give life to the character Madame Cortese in this co-production with the Rossini Opera Festival of Pesaro and the Teatro Real of Madrid. Jorge Franco, who also takes part in this production, gives life to Don Luigino. The two will be sharing the stage with a  vocal cast that includes well-known Rossini performers, all conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti, who himself is a Rossini specialist and the winner of the Best Young Conductor prize at the 2016 International Opera Awards of London.