Jun 23, 2020
Barcelona Opera Reopens to a Packed Crowd of House Plants
This past Monday, Barcelona’s Liceu Opera opened to a packed room of house plants. All 2,292 seats were filled with a leafy friend. It was the opera’s first concert since mid-March.
The string quartet serenaded the audience with a stirring performance of Giacomo Puccini’s “Crisantemi” that was also livestreamed to humans around the globe.
The plants were donated from local nurseries and were subsequently delivered to 2,292 frontline healthcare professionals, specifically at the Hospital Clínic of Barcelona, accompanied by a certificate from the artist who conceived the project, Eugenio Ampudia. [source]
The concert is an initiative of the Liceu and the artist, together with the Max Estrella Gallery and the curator Blanca De La Torre.