Barcelona

Hi everyone!  Since there's so much happening now at the Komische Oper I decided to start a blog to chronicle and share my adventures.  My premiere with the company was actually as Papagena on tour with Komische Oper's famously touring Die Zauberflöte at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona, which I found to be a magnificent house in a magnificent city.  Here are some moments I captured during my trip:

First, a trip through costume lane.  The first photo is from the first rehearsal, where I got into costume so I could start to get used to it (since I didn't have much time to get my feet wet before plunging in).  The second to last photo is a bit of a mirage--it was actually taken in front of a poster of the hall backstage.  And the last photo with a smile of relief was taken after the first show.  I survived!  With a only few burns.  :-)  

A few photos from my first day, including the outside of the Liceu (upper left), the beach (I bet you can spot it), and the "La Flauta Magica" poster.

A few photos from my first day, including the outside of the Liceu (upper left), the beach (I bet you can spot it), and the "La Flauta Magica" poster.

A few photos from my second day, including (from left to right) a snapshot of the poster of the burnt down Liceu, the ad for the show on La Rambla, the Liceu vending machine, my Papagena accoutrements, the view of La Rambla from my dressing room, a shot of me in my normal clothes with Papagena's socks and shoes (was trying to start a new fashion trend), and a photo inside the hall.  

A few photos from my second day, including (from left to right) a snapshot of the poster of the burnt down Liceu, the ad for the show on La Rambla, the Liceu vending machine, my Papagena accoutrements, the view of La Rambla from my dressing room, a shot of me in my normal clothes with Papagena's socks and shoes (was trying to start a new fashion trend), and a photo inside the hall.  

And below just a few more tidbits that I found amusing...the first is what happens to my name when it is Catalan-ized and German-ized (you get a J instead of Y and two Ns), and given that my first name is Hebrew and my last name was Americanized, it just struck me as neat melding of worlds.  The second is a pic of backstage, the third of the program that was left for me backstage, and the fourth is from the hotel I stayed at.  

It was a whirlwind, but a lovely and exciting time with wonderful colleagues and a great production.  I get to do it soon at "home", too!

Talya Lieberman