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The Liceu: An Opera House That Looks to the Future

Spain, 1981 (MIFF 1983)

Director: M. C. Ferrer, X. J. Gurgui

The story of Barcelona's Liceu Opera House is told in terms of operas produced there. The documentary also links cinema and opera by including extracts from opera shown in films.

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