The Teatre del Liceu opera house in Barcelona held an exceptional concert on 22nd June, 2020 as some lockdown restrictions were lifted. The exceptional difference was that the audience consisted entirely of potted plants!
The concept was brought to life by artist Eugenio Ampudia. Potted plants filled the 2292 seats in the auditorium and the performance of Puccini’s “Crisantemi” was live streamed via the opera house’s YouTube account.
The concert started off with a humorous announcements requesting mobile phones to be switched off. All the plants were purchased locally and the management said that they would be donated to healthcare workers from Hospital Clinic of Barcelona.
In a statement, the Opera House stated it “welcomes and leads a highly symbolic act that defends the value of art, music and nature as a letter of introduction to our return to activity.”
Enjoy the video of this unique concert!