The artistic team at Liceu has been working on the creation of the new opera with local residents who will be invited to take part in a ground-breaking project. The community opera “La gata perduda” will inaugurate Liceu’s 2022/23 season in October 2022.
The leading role will be played by Raval, one of the most renowned parts of the city of Barcelona which possesses a tremendously rich social fabric, with an area of 1.1 sq. km where over 40 nationalities live side by side. It also boasts the largest number of associations per capita in the entire European Union, making it ideal for local cultural networking. In a bid to identify all potential participants in the neighbourhood, the Liceu coordinating team has been engaged in constant discussions with the Ciutat Vella district authorities and social entity Fundació Tot Raval. One of the key features of this process, which continues into the first quarter of 2022, is the search for individuals and groups who are not professionals in the world of culture, but who could take part in different aspects of the creation of an opera such as: writing the music, devising the dramaturgy, performing, and carrying out the technical operations involved in staging and publicizing the project.