2,292 floors fill the audience at the opening presentation at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona


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June 23, 2020

Grace Ebert

All images © Gran Teatre del Liceu, shared with permission

This week, the Gran Teatre del Liceu in Barcelona made its first presentation with a live audience after the coronavirus, but it’s unclear if the attendees were too green to appreciate Puccini’s “Crisantemi”. Sitting on the red velvet seats and among the golden balconies, 2,292 palm trees, ficus trees, and plants of Swish cheese filled the iconic opera house to listen to the performance of the string quartet.

A collaboration with the Madrid artist Eugenio Ampudia and the Max Estrella gallery, the concert was intended to reflect on the relationship of humans with nature. “I thought why we don’t go into the Liceu like weeds, we take control and let nature begin to grow everywhere and make it live, even when there are no people,” Ampudia said in an interview. After the performance, members of the leafy audience were donated to healthcare workers who have been battling the virus for the past few months.

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