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The Nutcracker by Tchaikovsky (orchestral version): Palau de la Música Catalana

Barcelona, Palau de la Música Catalana — Concert Hall

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About the Event

Immerse yourself in an extraordinary performance of Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky's masterpiece at Barcelona's breathtaking Palau de la Música Catalana. The Vallès Symphony Orchestra presents a captivating rendition that appeals to audiences of all ages. Enhancing the experience is the talented narrator, Luís Posada, known for his voiceover work for renowned actors such as Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio. Additionally, the Borja Ytuquepintas company brings the story of the brave toy soldier to life through live sand illustrations. This symphonic selection, inspired by E.T.A. Hoffmann's mesmerizing ballet, invites us all to believe in the enchantment of fairy tales.

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Concert with narrations in Catalan.


  • Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky – Ballet Suite, Op. 71 (selection)
Program is subject to change


Orchestra: Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès
Conductor: Rubén Gimeno
Soloist: Borja González
Narrator: Luis Posada

Palau de la Música Catalana

The Palau de la Musica Catalana is a dazzling building situated in the northern part of Barcelona's Old Town. An architectural jewel of the Catalan Art Nouveau style, built between 1905 and 1908, its rich interior displays the work of the region's artisans in the form of stained-glass windows, ceramics, sculptures, paintings and blacksmithing. The extensive use of glass in the construction of the venue creates stunningly radiant interiors. The dusty red facade of the Palau is decorated with busts of great composers including Bach, Beethoven and Wagner, and colorful mosaics in floral patterns. The centre of the Palau is the magnificent concert hall, entirely lit by natural sunlight due to the extraordinary skylight in the centre of the richly ornate ceiling, which is popular for symphonic and chamber music. According to Lluís Domènech i Montaner, the architect who designed the Palau, the aim was to create a “garden for music” – an objective he definitely managed to achieve.


Palau de la Música Catalana, c/ Palau de la Música, 4‐6, Barcelona, Spain — Google Maps

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