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  • Carmina Burana, Carl Orff

    Carmina Burana, Carl Orff

    Carl Orff's most famous work, Carmina Burana celebrates life, love, dancing, drinking and hedonism – but always with an eye on the role of fate. Based on 24 mediaeval Latin poems whose carefree spirit contrasts vividly with traditional concepts of life and death in the Middle Ages, this sweeping and powerful cantata for large-scale chorus, orchestra and soloists was a huge success at its 1937 premiere. Its worldwide popularity since then has made it a firm favourite with both singers and audiences alike. It will be accompanied by Beethoven's 9th Symphony with its immortal Ode to Joy.

    The Ukrainian State Symphony Orchestra and Choir,consecrated as one of the most outstanding institutions of his country, has developed over the years an intense local and international activity, performing in the main venues in Spain and Europe, with a vast and diverse repertoire.

  • 3 Tenors

    3 Tenors

    "Recondita harmonia", "I Lucevan li stelle", "Nessun Dorma…" and the legendary "O sole mio"… the great lyrical works, full of emotion. The program, inspired by that memorable concert by the Three Tenors, brings us the finest operatic arias and popular Neapolitan songs.
    Valeriy Georgiev, Mihail Mihaylov and Boris Taskov lend their superlative voices to this spectacular concert, accompanied by a large symphony orchestra with more than 60 musicians.

  • Opera Quartett

    Opera Quartett

    There are many good reasons to go and see this opera, not least the fact that it's being staged at Barcelona's Liceu theatre. Founded in 1847 and once the largest opera house in Europe, it was restored in the late 1990s following a fire and it's a splendid sight that combines its original glamour with modern technology. Another incentive is that Quartett is a prime example of contemporary opera, the work of Italian composer Luca Francesconi that premiered in April 2011 at La Scala.
    A reworking of Dangerous Liaisons based on the 1980 play Quartet by late German playwright Heiner Müller, its themes include seduction, cruelty, decadence and emotional isolation. It's set in Paris during the French revolution and features just two performers, although, according to Francesconi, they each play at least five characters, 'as we all do'. Finally, the artistic director is Alex Ollé of La Fura dels Baus, a Catalan theatre company that's renowned for its energetic creations.

    "The perfect example of contemporary opera in an unbeatable setting, the Gran Teatre del Liceu. A friend told me that years ago it was the biggest opera house in Europe …"

  • Ainhoa Arteta & Estrella Morente

    Ainhoa Arteta & Estrella Morente

    This concert is truly different, special and unique. The Palau de la Música welcomes two of the musical world's best female voices: Ainhoa Arteta and Estrella Morente. You can enjoy a concert of the most important traditional Spanish Christmas carols, performed in meticulously prepared and innovative versions.
    "Que suenen con alegria!" (May they sound joyful!) This is the title of this musical presentation that goes far beyond a simple concert, imbued as it is with a sense of drama and staging that energizes the show and employs the full range of modern visual effects.
    The Mil·lenni Festival brings together the two current 'grandes dames' of the worlds of Spanish opera and flamenco respectively.

  • La Rambla

    La Rambla

    Barcelona wouldn’t be Barcelona without the Rambla. A wander up and down this famous boulevard is a ritual well worth observing. Just soak up the atmosphere and admire the buildings, from the Canaletes fountain to the Columbus Monument, which connect the old and modern city with places like Liceu and Boqueria. A walk through the life and history of the city.

  • Literary Barcelona at its best

    Literary Barcelona at its best

    Barcelona contains a host of literary Settings and many novels have vicariously helped their readers to travel. Now you can tour the city by following the Settings of certain books written by internationally renowned authors. We propose you 5 literary routes.

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