The Liceu has become the place to be this Wednesday, judging by the famous faces from the world of song, cinema and theater who have walked the red carpet for the official opening of the season. The presence of Rigoberta Bandini, who arrived during the opera break, or that of Amaia Romero, the last winner of Operación Triunfo, has marked a change in the generational and stylistic trend in this Barcelona cultural event.
Between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m., when the first show of Don Pasquale began, Juan Antonio Bayona or Los Javis, to mention film and television directors, or the members of the group Mishima and Hidrogenesse, Mariona de Eufòria, Andrea Motis or Marc Parrot, among the most renowned musicians.
Àngels Gonyalons, Teresa Riott, Candela Antón de Vez, Pere Arquillué, Josep Maria Pou, Marc Clotet, Àlex Monner, Laura Conejero, Montse Alcoverro, Àngels Bassas, Irene Montalà appeared from the theater scene and from the film and television sets. Guillermo Lasheras, Albert Baró and Itziar Castro, as well as the director Àlex Rigola or the historical dancer Guillermina Coll.
From the world of fashion there were models Vanesa Lorenzo and Judit Mascó, and designers such as Paloma lanna, Rosa Clarà, Josep Abril and Txell Miras. As well as illustrators such as the incombustible Jordi Labanda or David de las Heras. Or the great numbers of the kitchen Carme Ruscalleda and Ada Parellada.
Also the letters were represented among the campus of vips. It was possible to see the philosopher Vicenç Villatoro or the writer Milena Busquets, as well as creators of the architectural sphere: Benedetta Tagliabue, Carlos Ferrater or the members of H arquitectes Josep Ricart, David Lorente, Xavi Ros and Roger Tudó. And watch out for sport... Manel Estiarte also got ready to see the performance of Don Pasquale, by Donizetti, in the voices of Carlos Chausson, Sara Blanch and Xabier Anduaga.
Notable representatives of the business world, such as Javier Godó, Count of Godó and editor-in-chief of La Vanguardia, did not miss it; Josep Oliu, president of Banco Sabadell; Ángel Simón, president of Agbar; Mauruci Lucena, president of Aena; Ramon Agenjo, from the Damm Foundation; Elisa Duran, deputy general manager of the LaCaixa Banking Foundation; Rafael Soldevila, from Grupo Majestic; Salvador Alemany himself, president of the Gran Teatre del Liceu Foundation, as well as SABA, or Francisco Gaudier, president of the Cercle del Liceu.
Among the representatives of the public administration, the Minister of Culture and Sports, Miquel Iceta, was not absent from the appointment at the Gran Teatre; the one for Inclusion, Social Security and Migration, José Luis Escrivá Belmonte, and the Minister of Science and Innovation, Diana Morant. The Minister of Culture, Natàlia Garriga; that of Justice, Lourdes Ciuró will represent the Government of the Generalitat, together with the Government delegate in Madrid, Ester Capella.
The presence of the Mayoress of Barcelona, Ada Colau, was especially notable since she did not attend this same inauguration last year, nor did she attend the restrained splendor that for the 175th anniversary of the founding of the theater was still celebrated in full pandemic.
Maria Eugènia Gay, delegate of the Government in Catalonia, was also present in the institutional photo, and although President Artur Mas had to excuse himself due to the death of a family member, José Montilla and Quim Torra did attend the event, as did former mayors Joan Clos and Xavier Trias.
Also from the Consistory came the deputy mayors Jaume Collboni, Laia Bonet, Laura Pérez Castaño and Albert Batlle, and the councilor from Esquerra, Ernest Maragall, as well as the third vice-president of the Provincial Council of Barcelona, Ferran Mascarell, or the relieved president of the Parliament , Laura Borràs, who confirmed earlier.