Spanish satellite telecommunications operator HISPASAT and the Gran Teatre del Liceu Foundation have signed a renewal agreement to broadcast three operas live via satellite, both in Spain as well as abroad. 


Hispasat: The agreement will enable the theatre to reach a much wider audience

Source: Josep Renalias

These broadcasts form part of the theatre’s Multimedia Project, which is focused on developing and promoting opera culture.

HISPASAT president Jordi Hereu said: “For HISPASAT it is an honour to continue collaborating with the Liceu of Barcelona and to keep providing our technology for these types of projects. Our satellites will allow Liceu to bring its stage beyond the theatre walls and reach distant audiences who will be able to enjoy the opera shows throughout Spain and beyond our borders within the coverage of HISPASAT’s satellites.”

Salvador Alemany, president of the Board of Trustees of the Gran Teatre del Liceu, stated: “Our close collaboration with HISPASAT has allowed us to broadcast opera shows internationally in the past and will continue to allow us to do so in the future. This is one of the fundamental pillars of the Gran Teatre del Liceu. The multimedia genre is and will continue to be a driver to reach every home in the world with a unique product with exquisite quality. Liceu will once again be for everyone, and this is why our close collaboration with HISPASAT is essential to make this complex process easier and more accessible. I am certain that in the near future Liceu will implement more projects that rely on this scalability and to keep projecting Liceu’s image worldwide.”

Through this agreement, the Gran Teatre del Liceu will offer Lucia di Lammermoor by Gaetano Donizetti (19 July 2021), which will be broadcast live to cinemas across the world, as well as La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini (2 July 2021), which is included in the schedule for “Liceu a la fresca”, a project to bring opera to the streets so that as many people as possible can enjoy the show.

The agreement is part of HISPASAT’s Sustainability policy and its commitment to help Spanish institutions to bring their culture to the public.