Opera. Passion, power and politics

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Author: Laie

CaixaForum Barcelona, from September 19, 2019 to January 26, 2020
After passing through CaixaForum Madrid, this exhibition conceived by the Victoria & Albert Museum in London arrives to Barcelona. It is a journey through eight operas in the main theaters of Europe, presenting its historical context and the relationship with the city where they were represented.
The exhibition presents for the first time on a large scale an exhibition on this genre of theater music in which multiple arts converge: music, literature, dance and visual arts, among others. It has a sound system that provides an immersive visitor experience.
The tour is as follows: The coronation of Poppea, by Monteverdi in Venice (1642); Rinaldo, by G. F. Händel in London (1711), The Marriage of Figaro by Mozart in Vienna (1786); Nabucco, by Giuseppe Verdi in Milan (1842); Tannhäuser, by R. Wagner in Paris (1861); Salomé de R. Strauss in Dresden (1905); Lady Macbeth, by Dmitri Shostakovich in Leningrad (1934) and Pepita Jiménez by Isaac Albéniz in Barcelona (1896).
Below you will find the bibliographical selection and the the exclusive objects of the exhibition.