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Barcelona Opera House Reopens With A Performance To An Audience Of 2,300 Potted Plants

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Barcelona Opera House Reopens With A Performance To An Audience Of 2,300 Potted Plants

It’s safe to say this audience was rooting for the opera’s return!

The award for the most striking photo of normality slowly resuming has to be won by Liceu de Barcelona. An unbeleafable concert was held at the famous opera house, to a very special audience made up of 2,300 plant pots! A crowd that needn’t respect the rules of social distancing.

The audience planted themselves on the oversized seats of the spectacular enclosure in an initiative that, according to its creator, the artistic director Víctor García de Gomar, aims to strengthen the link between humans and plants.

It is the first performance at the Liceu since March of this year, before Spain went into lockdown. Plant pots were transported from local garden centres, and they enjoyed a performance of Puccini’s Crisantemi, by the UceLi Quartet. The audience were up from their seeds!

This concert came a day after Spain ended its three-month-long state of alarm caused by COVID-19. Organisers said they wished to celebrate the heroic display from the healthcare workers who served “on the toughest front in a battle unprecedented for our generations”.

You can view footage from the concert on YouTube right here.