Since 'Carmen' and 'La Traviata' were so well received at the Palau de la Música Catalana, the venue hosts another semi-staged opera. This time it's one of the most quintessential works by Puccini. The performance features musical direction by Xavier Puig and stage direction by Jesús Fernández. Among the vocal soloists are Sergi Giménez, Chunqing Zhang and Alberto Cazes, among others. Along with them are the Cor Novaria choir, the Orfeó Badaloní-Jungfrau children's choir, and the Terrassa 48 orchestra.