Music & Nightlife
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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.
- 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
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
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
When Jeff Tweedy, singer, songwriter, guitarist and leader of Wilco, started working on what would be his solo debut – in his free time he was already producing albums for Mavis Staples, Low, and White Denim – he started rehearsals with the help
This urban festival has become a top player on the European summer circuit, with three long nights crammed full of music, from up-and-coming local groups to major names. Though it’s a pocket festival without overnight camping, Primavera Sound is
If you know anything about electronic music, you know about Sónar. Now in its 22nd year, with the official title of International Festival of Advanced Music and New Media Art, these days the parallel activities generate as much excitement as the
- Rated as: 4/5
- Critics choice
After an absence from Barcelona stages for 12 years, 'La Traviata' is back at the Liceu with a magnificent production featuring the stamp of David McVicar's intelligent stage direction, and the wise and poetic musical direction of Evelino Pidò.
The neighbourhood of Gràcia was once an independent town, only absorbed into Barcelona proper at the end of the 19th century. Its community spirit remains strong, as evidenced by the consistent hard work put into this annual Festa Major (‘big
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