Opera: La Gioconda (NR) Release Date: September 26th, 2019
Runtime: 3 hr. 55 min.
Genres: Program
Amilcare Ponchielli
From the Gran Teatre del Liceu, Barcelona, April, 2019

Opera in 4 Acts. 
Run time: 3 hrs., 55 min.
Libretto by Arrigo Boito
Sung in Italian with English subtitles.

In 17th-century Venice, Enzo Grimaldo has abandoned the unfortunate Gioconda – whose mother, La Cieca, is accused of witchcraft – and is now in love with Laura, the wife of Alvise. This emblematic work, from the period between Verdi's heyday and the dawn of Verismo, is the best known of Amilcare Ponchielli's operas. In addition to the famous “Dance of the Hours” and Gioconda's suicide aria, La Gioconda contains many other superbly lyrical examples of post-Romantic sensibility. The masterful orchestration and the vocal writing of roles such as Laura, La Cieca, Enzo Grimaldo and Barnaba, are other key facets. The distinguished cast will be headed by Saioa Hernández, who has recently emerged as one of the most promising new stars of opera in Spain.

Conductor Guillermo García Calvo
Director Pier Luigi Pizzi
Set&Costume Design Pier Luigi Pizzi
Choreography Gheorge Iancu
Lighting Massimo Gasparon
Chorus Master Conxita Garcia

Gioconda Saioa Hernández
Laura Adorno Dolora Zajick
Alvise Badoero Ildebrando D’Arcangelo
La Cieca María José Montiel
Enzo Grimaldi Brian Jagde
Barnaba Gabriele Viviani

Symphony Orchestra and Chorus of the Gran Teatre del Liceu