The Liceu today announced a 2014-2015 season of eleven operas. The programming hardly sets the heart racing (McVicar's frothy Traviata, anyone?), but budget squeezes demand maximal bums on seats. Six of the productions are new to Barcelona, but there are no full premieres that I can discern, and no new operas.
Highlights are a Robert Carsen Siegfried with Lance Ryan and Irene Theorin and a Christof Loy Arabella with Anne Schwanewilms and Michael Volle.
For lighter fare (of which there is rather too much) the top pick has to be Leiser and Caurier's new Maria Stuarda (soon to be seen at Covent Garden) with Joyce DiDonato starring.
Two operas are presented in concert version: Tristan und Isolde and I due Foscari. The latter features Plácido Domingo together with Liudmyla Monastyrska and Ramón Vargas.
For unexplained reasons no full schedule has yet been published. You can get a few more details from the Liceu's Twitter feed or from the video above.
*UPDATE* full schedule