Barcelona’s opera house reopened in a weird way
Author: Rafi Benady | Tuesday 30th June 2020
Barcelona’s Liceu opera house had its first concert on Monday… held exclusively for plants. Yes, there was a concert held for 2,300 plants.
The plants from the live-streamed concert were then donated to health staff on the frontline. Event planners said this was a work of art intended to demonstrate the craziness of the COVID era and to show how we’ve been deprived of our position as spectators.
Spain’s state of emergency ended on Sunday, hence why the “Concert for the Biocene” was made possible. It was business as usual in the opera house, and all the normal announcements made. Some musicians even bowed to the audience.
Executive Producer of the event Eugenio Ampudio said: “Nature advanced to occupy the spaces we snatched from it,”
“Can we extend our empathy? Let’s begin with art and music, in a great theatre, by inviting nature in,”
Spain is one of the worst affected nations with 28,346 deaths to date.