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Barcelona’s Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house reopens to concert with plants as audience



The opera house reopened Monday performing its first concert since the corona virus lockdown to an audience full of plants.

The UceLi Quartet played Giacomo Puccini’s I Crisantemi (Chrysanthemums) for 2,292 plants, one for each seat. The concert was also livestreamed for humans to watch. The event was conceived by Spanish artist Eugenio Ampudia who said he was inspired by nature taking its place during the pandemic.

“I heard many more birds singing... And, without a doubt, I thought I could now relate in a much intimate way with people and nature,” he said.

The theater says it will gift the plants to local health workers as a thank you for their efforts during the pandemic. Spain’s national state of emergency was lifted on Sunday after three months of restrictions on movement and assembly.

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Tags: art / artist, broadway / theatre, covid-19, music / musician, music / musician (world)
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