Barcelona; January 10, 2023—Barcelona Obertura is an unprecedented initiative in the cultural world, a joint collaboration with the three most important classical music venues in the city, the Liceu Opera Barcelona, the Palau de la Música Catalana, and L’Auditori. The aim is to promote classical music in Barcelona and as a city of classical music internationally. This is the first time that three cultural institutions of a European city join forces to promote their musical offer to the world.
From March 8-25, 2023, the Barcelona Obertura Spring Festival brings together great concerts programmed by the three venues, while the Ciutat de Clàssica (City of Classical), March 10-26, presents more than 20 FREE concerts, in which young local talents are presented in unusual spaces such as art galleries and museums–Fundació Miró, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo (MACBA), Museo Nacional de Arte (MNAC ), and Fundación Tapies–historic buildings such as La Casa Batlló and Pavelló Mies Van der Rohe, the former La Model prison, libraries, and some of Barcelona’s civic centers. Ciutat de Clàssica has the involvement of more than 40 entities and comes preceded by the success of the two previous editions, held in 2019 and 2021. Tickets for the festival concerts can be purchased from the website www.barcelonaobertura.com.
The concept of the Barcelona Obertura project, “Come for the Music, Stay for the Rest”, is to combine musical experience and tourism, offering visitors an innovative way to discover the city through the extraordinary classical music of Barcelona, whose programming is at the level of any other major European city considered the cradle of classical music. To this end, Barcelona Obertura selects the best concerts and musical productions of the three halls and groups them into musical packages, adding a prestigious offer, a continuous program, and three spectacular musical spaces that, by themselves, are worth a visit.