Barcelona is more than just football, pleads its music world

Barcelona is more than just football, pleads its music world


norman lebrecht

November 22, 2017

A new initiative is afoot to give the Catalan capital a musical identity.

From the press release:

Barcelona Obertura is a joint initiative of the main musical institutions of Barcelona – the Liceu Opera, the Palau de la Música Catalana and L’Auditori – to promote the world-class musical offering in the city. 

The initiative aims to put Barcelona’s rich variety of music on the world map and has been created in order to attract music lovers from all around the world to come and enjoy the most exclusive range of music in the superb setting of the city. They want Barcelona, which is already  internationally renowned above all for its cuisine, architecture, football and climate, to also be recognised for its classical music agenda and the uniqueness of its musical venues. 



  • Eric says:

    An interesting idea. I’ve been to the Palau, I would rate it as one of the more stunning visual and auditory halls in the world.

    • Paul Wright says:

      Quite agree about the Palau, which should be visited whether or not you have any interest in classical music – it is an amazing building. I also enjoy going to L’Auditori, a modern complex of three halls of different capacities. And of course let’s not forget the Liceu, the historic opera house halfway down Las Ramblas, which puts on quite a wide variety of work, some of it relatively little known.