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11 Jul 2012 0 comments Lídia Penelo

Peralada brings you another summer of great music

The International Music Festival of Castillo de Peralada celebrates its 26th anniversary with a program focused on opera, music and dance. Starting on July 17 until Wednesday August 22, the Parque del Castillo Auditorium will host unique and unrepeatable events like the Berlin Deutsche Oper with Mozart’s Don Giovanni, the presentation in Catalonia of Sondheim’s Follies or the lyrical performance of Jonas Kaufmann, who will close the festival accompanied by the Orchestra of Cadaqués with a program that include works by Verdi, Wagner, Bizet, Mascagni, Ponchielli and Giorgano.

In the area of dance, a defining element of the festival, two national performances stand out: La Pepa, an incomparable tribute to the Spanish Constitution of 1812 by famed dancer Sara Baras and Ángel Corella, who will present his splendid Barcelona Ballet.

 

The show “Follies” directed by Mario Gas

Great voices, symphonic and choral concerts, operas, theater and jazz are the main ingredients of this year’s International Music Festival of Castillo de Peralada. Spiced up with the Veranos Musicales, one of the most refreshing sections of the festival. Which this year includes a special unplugged performance of Serrat & Sabina, as part of their “Dos pájaros contraatacan Tour”.

On July 21 and for one night only, the sensuality of Melody Gardot will be on display while presenting songs from her latest album The Absence. Other exclusive performances include Harry Connick Jr., on August 9 and Dionne Warwick –aunt of the late Whitney Houston– on the night of August 11. Buena Vista Social Club Orchestra, one of the most important Latin jazz bands, will debut in Peralada the night of August 10 with Omara Portuondo.

The Peralada Castle

This internationally revered festival is being held in a privileged location, the perfect place for one of the most important summer festivals in Catalonia. Conscious of its high profile, the festival aims to play a key role enriching the culture of Catalonia. To that end, it commissions projects to local artists. In addition the festival commemorates the anniversary of legendary composers. This year, the focus is on the figures of Debussy and Xavier Montsalvatge.

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