Teatro Liceo in Barcelona played its first opera for an unusual audience: the stalls were filled with houseplants.
Countries around the world are starting to ease quarantine measures, and social life is slowly returning to normal. Theaters, museums, and modern art galleries begin to open.
To celebrate the opening of the Teatro Liceo in Barcelona, contemporary conceptual artist Eugenio Ampudia proposed a performance in which Giacomo Puccini’s Chrisantemi was played for 2,292 houseplants.
According to the artist, he was inspired by the singing of birds, which he listened to during his self-isolation. Representatives of the theater noted that they were happy to take part in such a symbolic performance that combines the values of art, music, and nature.
After the performance, all plants were donated to medical staff as a thank you for their courage and dedication.