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Josep Pons will become the Liceu Opera Theatre's new musical director

The orchestral director Josep Pons will take over Michael Boder’s position as musical director at the famous Barcelona opera house, the Liceu Theatre. Pons will direct 6 seasons beginning in 2012-2013.


05 October 2010 10:54 PM



Barcelona (ACN).- Acclaimed orchestra director Josep Pons will be the new musical director at the Liceu Theatre starting in 2012-2013. His 6-season contract establishes an annual progression on the number of shows he will direct, including concerts, operas and ballets. Directing the chamber orchestra will be an \u201Cadded value to his trajectory and artistic experience\u201D as an international director. Pons will relieve current director Michael Boder.

Josep Pons has led various orchestra projects such as the Orquestra de Cambra Teatre Lliure, the Jove Orquestra Nacional de Catalunya, the Orquestra Ciudad de Granada and the Orquestra Nacional de España.

The director of the Liceu Theatre, Joan Francesc Marco, has focused perfecting the artistic quality of the Liceu Symphony and Choir and improving the Liceu\u2019s international projection. Improving artistic quality is also a main objective for Pons, who will work together with the Choir\u2019s director, José Luis Basso, to achieve this task.

Josep Pons will direct 6 seasons at the Liceu Theatre. He will participate in the artistic design of the theatre and decide on which guest musical directors to invite.


  • Josep Pons while directing (by ACN)

  • Josep Pons while directing (by ACN)