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This week and beyond...

Maria Stuarda de Donizetti

Inspired by the Schiller drama, and adapted by Donizetti for the opera – with the help of librettist Giuseppe Bardari – this is the tale of the confrontation between the queens of Scotland and England, Maria Stuarda and her cousin Elizabeth I.

  1. Gran Teatre del Liceu La Rambla, 51-59, El Raval, 08002
  2. Sun Dec 21 - Sat Jan 10
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Trilogia Mozart. Cosí Fan Dei Furbi

  • Rated as: 3/5

Script and direction: Gemma Beltran. With: Robert González, Queralt Albinyana, Anna Herebia, David Marcè and Albert Mora (alternating with Marc Pujol and Toni Viñals). The Dei Furbi company, winner of the Premio Max 2014 for best musical for

  1. La Seca Flassaders, 40, Born-Ribera
  2. Sun Dec 21 - Sun Jan 11
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Jazz & Swing: Barcelona Jazz Orquestra

One Sunday a month, Sala Apolo gets all dressed up to welcome the Barcelona Jazz Orchestra, and this time around Biel Ballester as well, who will perform jazz manouche from the 1930s. These sessions fill the hall with an almost magic atmosphere that

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Sun Dec 21
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Joaquín Sabina

After not having performed solo in five years, the maestro Joaquín Sabina returns to the stage to celebrate the 15th anniversary of one of his most acclaimed works, the unforgettable '19 días y 500 noches' (1999). It started out as a gift for his

  1. Palau Sant Jordi Pg. Olímpic, 5-7, Sants-Montjuïc, 08038
  2. Mon Dec 22 - Tue Dec 23
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JjFox aka Chus Jodar

Chus Jodar (aka JJFOX) va néixer a Barcelona el 1978 i fa quatre anys que viu a Berlin, on dirigeix la seva pròpia plataforma musical, Shocked Music. És un dels habituals dels grans clubs de la capital alemanya (Katerholzig, Arena Club,

  1. Macarena Nou de Sant Francesc, 5, Gòtic, 08002
  2. Wed Dec 24
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Bach in Barcelona

Dutch cellist Jurgen van Win is promoting this series of concerts that take place every Thursday. Every show features two of the six Bach Suites. Enjoy baroque music in Romanesque surroundings. (Reservations: 679305718 / 935892855).

  1. Sant Pau del Camp Sant Pau, 101, El Raval, 08001
  2. Thu Dec 25
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Cocktails & Jazz: Chino & The Big Bet

Heading up bands like The Acoustic Blues Company, Down Home and Shine, Hernan Senra – better known by his nickname 'Chino' – has taken his music around Spain and Europe. Accompanying him are The Big Bet, featuring Rod Deville (double bass) and

  1. Milano Cocktail Bar Ronda Universitat, 35, Eixample Dret, 08007
  2. Thu Dec 25
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Hard Resistance

Tralla de la bona. Sessió maratoniana de hard per la vena, a càrrec de Richie Gee (Barcelona), Barbers (Itàlia), Bels-on (França), Kanache (Veneçuela), Mark Rey (Barcelona), Cesc Zafra (Barcelona). Hard techno, nanos, hard techno!

  1. Upload Fooddanceclub Plaça Major, 9 (Poble Espanyol), Sants-Montjuïc
  2. Sat Dec 27
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New Year's Eve at Razzmatazz

Just as the clock strikes midnight, Razzmatazz will bring out its usual electronica army headed up by DJs Amable and Gato, followed by a band of indestructible foot soldiers who will provide the soundtrack to what promises to be a full night, with

  1. Razzmatazz Almogàvers, 122, Sant Martí, 08018
  2. Wed Dec 31
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New Year's Eve at Sala Apolo

Sala Apolo is already a great dance destination every other night of the year, and has created its very own New Year's Eve tradition with a 1990s revival party. Resident Nitsa Club DJs, DJ Fra, Shelby Grey, Kosmos and William Dafoe spin the sounds

  1. Sala Apolo Nou de la Rambla, 113, Poble-sec, 08004
  2. Thu Jan 1
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