On March 24 I went to Barcelona's opera house, the Gran Teatre del Liceu, was founded on the Rambla in 1847 and has continued over the years to fulfil its role as a culture and arts centre and one of the symbols of the city.

We went to see Madama Butterfly, one of the most beautiful creations of Puccini. Albert gave me the tickets as a present for our first wedding anniversary, it was really exciting. It's difficult to describe the feeling you have when you hear those voices, so powerful.

Oh, don’t be afraid to go to the opera if you don’t understand Italian language, because each seat on the Liceu has a small screen where the subtitles appear in real time.

Madama Butterfly (Milan, 1904) tells the harrowing tale of Butterfly (Cio-Cio-San), a geisha in Nagasaki, who trusts blindly in the love of a cynical American naval officer, Pinkerton. But after marrying her under a Japanese law that allows the wife to be repudiated, Pinkerton goes home to America. When Butterfly discovers that the man she loves has come back with his American wife and wants to take charge of the son she bore him after his departure, she puts an end to her western dream and commits hara-kiri. The focus is on Butterfly -- her admirable capacity for love and her delicacy -- while the music , with its touches of refined exoticism, suits her fragile and sensitive character to a tee.  

I leave you some pictures of our visit and some videos of the Liceu and Ramon Gener, don’t miss them!


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