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Where To See Opera Performances in Barcelona?

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Q: Do you know where we can see operatic performances in Barcelona?

A: Opera is popular in Barcelona and it's highly advisable to book in advance to secure your tickets (see following web sites or call information lines for details) The three main venues for operatic performances are:

Liceu Theatre (Gran Teatre del Liceu),
Palau de La Musica,

Gran Teatre del Liceu
Tel (information): +34 93 485 9900
There is an English translation link on the site.

How to get to Gran Teatre del Liceu

MetroMetro: Liceu (Green Line, L3)

Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for Gran Teatre del Liceu is "Catedral - Gòtic" with the "hop on hop off" sightseeing bus

Public bus

La Rambla / La Boqueria: 59, 91, V13

Car parking

Photo of the Gran theatre del Liceu on our photo gallery part of the site.

For classical music generally I suggest you look at these sites:

Palau de La Musica

Palau de la Música Catalana
Carrer Palau de la Música, 4 - 6
08003 Barcelona, España.

Orfeo Catalan information Tel: +34 93 295 7200

How to get to Palau de la Música Catalana

MetroMetro: Urquinaona (Yellow Line, L4)

Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for Palau de la Música Catalana is "Catedral - Gòtic" with the "hop on hop off" sightseeing bus

Public bus

Via Laietana / Comtal: 45, V15, V17
Plaça Urquinaona: 39, 42, 55, H16

Car parking

Lepant, 150
08013 Barcelona, España.

Tel: +34 93 247 9300 

Orquestra Simfonica de Barcelona OBC
Tel: +34 93 247 9300

Official Website: L'Auditori

How to get to L'Auditori

MetroMetro: Marina (Red Line, L1Metro Map Barcelona

Hop on hop off sightseeing tourist bus stop

Nearest stop for L'Auditori is "Glòries - Torre Agbar" or "Teatre Nacional - Auditori" (02/11 - 25/03) with the Barcelona City Tour "hop on hop off" sightseeing bus

Public bus

Ribes / Lepant: 62
Marina / Ausiàs Marc: 6, V21
Plaça Glòries Catalanes: 7, 92, H12

Car parking

Our Insider Tip

When walking past any church take a quick peek at the information boards just outside the main entrances because they often give free classical music performances. I experienced one of the best Choral performances of my life in Santa Maria del Pi and it was at no cost. Photo of the church.

Just the memory of the night in Santa Maria Del Pi Church has given me goose bumps right now. I can vividly remember the dark interior with the sent of incense still lingering in the air after a recent mass. Once inside the church the sound of the street hustle and bustle was lost to silence which set the atmosphere for the performance.

The resonant acoustics enhanced the superb choral performance which all came together to produce a breathtaking experience.

The audience was stunned by the performance. As was I. And the audience responded in a way I had never seen before - uncontrolled spontaneous applause even before the performance had fully completed their song, it was as though the audience could not hold back their feelings.

The whole evening's performance was more authentic than any paid performance I've experienced. We knew that the singers were performing out of shear love for their art and the joy of sharing it with us, a feeling that was transmitted through their voices and touched each one of us.

I highly recommend checking a few churches or the Barcelona Cathedral to see what gems you might discover. Perhaps you will be lucky and find a performance like the one I had. Other churches to check are: Sant Felip Neri, Santa Maria Anna in El Born, and of course the Barcelona cathedral.

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