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ABONAMENT PASQUA 2024

5 events of your choice.

ABONAMENT PASQUA 2024

5 events of your choice.

Experience the second Easter Edition at the Perelada Festival!
November 22 and 23: exclusive sale of the Easter pass.
Get the best discounted seats for 5 concerts.
Passion for music!

ABONAMENT A LA CARTA

Between 3 and 5 events of your choice.

ABONAMENT A LA CARTA

Between 3 and 5 events of your choice.

This year, you can't miss the Easter Edition, we make it easy for you!
November 22 and 23: exclusive sale of the à la carte subscription.
Choose tickets for 3 of the 5 scheduled concerts.
Passion for music!
28 Mar

SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA

Alessandro Stradella
Thursday, 28/03/2024 20:00

SAN GIOVANNI BATTISTA

Alessandro Stradella

Thursday, 28/03/2024 20:00

THE EXCEPTIONAL POWER OF ANCIENT MUSIC

The fascinating work San Giovanni Battista by Alessandro Stradella will open the Easter edition of the Festival Perelada. Stradella left his mark on the history of music even though he led a dissolute life and was brutally stabbed in Genoa at the young age of 38. Lyrical forms blossomed in his works in a flamboyant, dynamic way thanks to the development of new instrumental genres, in particular the concerto grosso, which became a regular feature of his works. He is poised at the intersection of different pathways and stylistic periods, at the crossroads between opera and religious drama, showing his vivaciousness, expressiveness and profound humanity. His entire oeuvre, but especially San Giovanni Battista, signals encounter between the great Roman oratory bequeathed by Carissimi and Cavalli's Venetian opera, without forgetting the fact that Stradella was very close to the next generation of musicians like Scarlatti and Händel. Even though the work was hugely successful when it premiered at Rome's San Giovanni dei Fiorentini church in 1675, its score, which had been lying dormant in libraries, was only revived in 1949. That happened in Perusa,  where the role of Salome was performed by Maria Callas. The work, a biblical story yet with a clearly secular backdrop, draws from certain images from the traditional iconography of Saint John the Baptist and Salome and focuses on four biblical figures and a councillor, Herod. This utterly charming masterpiece is being presented for the first time at the Festival Peralada by the successful duo of Dani Espasa and Xavier Sabata. It is a new production which features the solid music of Vespres d’Arnadí and the voices of Giulia Semenzato, Marta Almajano, Luigi de Donato and Juan Sancho. 

SPRING IS APPROACHING

FAMILY ACTIVITY

SPRING IS APPROACHING

FAMILY ACTIVITY

A UNIQUE EXPERIENCE IN THE GARDENS OF THE CASTLE OF PERALADA
 
Eggs were a symbol of fertility and rebirth in many ancient pagan cultures. The arrival of spring was celebrated with rituals that included decorating and exchanging eggs. With the goal of reviving this part of this rite, the Festival Peralada has commissioned the Ampurdan-based creative studio Brava Performing Arts with a cultural proposal that combines the Easter tradition with art and dance to offer audiences an interactive experience in a unique setting. Only the royal villages of Morella, Onda, Bocairent and Ademús never joined.  The giant rabbits created by the Australian artist Amanda Parer will serve as the backdrop for a festival for all audiences directed by the renowned dance company CobosMika, who will make the audience dance to Stravinsky's masterful The Rite of Spring. Therefore, the Gardens of the Castle of Peralada will become a magical place where spring becomes a veritable adventure. An experience that combines the Easter tradition with art and dance, along with innovation, play, 'the Mother of Eggs' and a surprise at the end. Would you like to join us?
29 Mar

STABAT MATER

BY PERGOLESI, BACH VERSION
Friday, 29/03/2024 19:00

STABAT MATER

BY PERGOLESI, BACH VERSION

Friday, 29/03/2024 19:00

THE GREAT MASTER OF THE BAROQUE CANTATA

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's Stabat Mater is one of the top milestones in sacred music of all times. It talks about Mary's sorrow at the feet of the crucified Jesus, of devotion and unconditional love, and it is performed all over the world for Easter Week. The Italian composer wrote it in 1736, and several years later, the Baroque genius and to many the father of classical music, Johann Sebastian Bach, took the Italian composer's score and orchestrally expanded it, making his own version of the Stabat Mater. The outcome was the cantata BWV 1083 Tilge, Höchster, meine Sünden (Blot out, Highest, my sins). It is a musical parody that premiered in Leipzig and was probably composed towards the end of Bach's career in around 1748, when he set Psalm 51 to music. The edition that the Festival Peralada is dedicating to Easter is reviving the German genius's virtually unknown and seldom performed arrangement of Pergolesi's earlier work. Under the musical direction of Daniel Tarrida, founder of the project BZM and director of the Festival Bachcelona and the Edinbach Festival in Edinburgh, the work will be performed by the Salvat Bach Grant soloists, Lara Morger and Maëlys Robinne, and the Bachcelona Consort Instrumental Ensemble, which features outstanding musicians of different nationalities living in Barcelona. The programme also includes other religious cantatas by the Kantor of Leipzig, including BWV 4 Christ lag in Todesbanden (Christ lay in death's bonds) and the cantata for Easter Sunday BWV 31 Der Himmel lacht! Die Erde jubilieret (The heavens laugh! The earth shouts with joy). It will be an evening devoted to an utterly brilliant composer, the author of the most-performed works in history.
29 Mar

TENEBRAE RESPONSORIA

Joan Magrané
Friday, 29/03/2024 23:00

TENEBRAE RESPONSORIA

Joan Magrané

Friday, 29/03/2024 23:00

ANCIENT LITURGIES WITH CONTEMPORARY NOTES

Some years ago the composer from Reus was thinking about putting the responsories of Holy Thursday, Good Friday and Holy Saturday to music. Or perhaps just doing it for one of those days (or nights, to be more precise). This idea finally took definitive shape after an exchange of ideas between Francesc Prat and Pau Codina, who imagined a work of such considerable scope that it alone could become a concert experience that seeks to merge vocal and instrumental music, a pathway on which the composer had been trying to venture on for some time. Maria Hinojosa and the GIO Symphony soon came on board. Thus, both the soloists, either vocal or instrumental, and the other performers will participate in the act of putting some of the texts of the Good Friday Tenebrae Responsories to music, either with or without words. The influences at this world premiere hosted by the Festival Peralada will be clear, at least in its configuration: Couperin for the two soloist 'voices' (two sopranos, here turned into a soprano and a cello) and Gesualdo for the choice of texts. The name of the show, Tenebrae Responsoria (Feria sexta in Parasceve)--the latter expression designates Good Friday in the Christian Liturgy--requires instrumentation that includes a flute, oboe, clarinet, two horns, trombone, violin, viola, cello and double-bass. Joan Magrané--the winner of many awards, most notably the 31st Reina Sofía Award for Musical Composition, Fundació de Música Ferrer-Salat--is returning to the festival with a newly created premiere after he released the much-lauded contemporary opera Diàlegs de Tirant e Carmesina in 2019. New creation for the ancient liturgies of Good Friday.
30 Mar

YUNCHAN LIM

CHOPIN
Saturday, 30/03/2024 18:30

YUNCHAN LIM

CHOPIN

Saturday, 30/03/2024 18:30

THE YOUNG PIANIST WHO DECIDED TO LEAVE EVERYTHING BEHIND FOR MUSIC

Lim made an impact on the world of music last year, when he made history at the age of 18 by becoming the youngest winner of the Van Cliburn International Piano Competition held in Texas. Lim's final performance of Rachmaninoff's Piano Concerto No. 3 not only moved even the orchestra conductor, Marin Alsop, to tears, but also went viral on YouTube, with more than 12 million views, becoming the performance with the most views on the platform. Critics also praised his surprising performance, claiming that 'a star is born' (The New York Times). Yunchan was catapulted into the headlines and rose to fame even beyond the world of classical music, while he became a national hero in his home country, South Korea, overnight. Yunchan's rise in the world of classical music has been meteoric, and the leading stages around the world are courting him, like his anxiously-awaited début at Carnegie Hall and performances with the Boston Symphony Orchestra, the Orchestra of Paris and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra with musical director Vasily Petrenko. Both critics and audiences alike have fallen in love with his performances, from his captivating appearances on renowned stages like Lincoln Center's David Geffen Hall and the Hollywood Bowl to his celebrated London début at Wigmore Hall.  After releasing his first album post-competition--which features a live recording of the 'Emperor' Piano Concerto No. 5 by Beethoven with the Gwangju Symphony Orchestra, which went platinum in a matter of hours--Lim recently signed an exclusive recording deal with Decca. This spring, the Festival Peralada is bringing this young pianist, who has the world eating out of his hands, for his début in Spain with a performance of Frédéric Chopin's Études.
30 Mar

CHOIR & ORCHESTRA DE L'OPÉRA ROYAL VERSAILLES

CHARPENTIER / COUPERIN
Saturday, 30/03/2024 22:30

CHOIR & ORCHESTRA DE L'OPÉRA ROYAL VERSAILLES

CHARPENTIER / COUPERIN

Saturday, 30/03/2024 22:30

CHARPENTIER AND COUPERIN. MASTERS OF THE FRENCH BAROQUE
 
In the mid-seventeenth century, Leçons de Ténèbres became the subject of increasingly popular musical compositions. Michel Lambert was the first in France to compose a series in 1662, followed soon after by Charpentier and Lalande. But the most famous--and the first to be performed and recorded--are the ones composed by François Couperin in 1714. Easter Week at Versailles is always a special event, and that's why for this edition of Easter the Festival Peralada has invited the regular musicians of the Ópera Real to bring part of the Parisian experience here to the Castle of Peralada's Carme church. The programme includes works by Louis-Nicolas Clérambault (1676-1749), like Motets for the three days preceding Easter; In monte oliveti, Tristis est anima mea and Stabat Mater pour des religieuses by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704); and one of the peaks of early eighteenth-century French art, the Leçons de Ténèbre pour le Mercredi Saint by François Couperin (1668-1733). The Orchestra of the Ópera Real was founded in Versailles in December 2019 for a performance of the John Corigliano opera The Ghosts of Versailles, and since then it has been comprised of musicians who regularly work with the leading orchestra conductors in both the Baroque and Romantic repertoire and has repeatedly performed in concerts at the Ópera Real. Under the musical direction of Chloé de Guillebon, and with the participation of the solo singers Lili Aymonino and Johanna Amzal, along with the choir of the Ópera Real, Perelada will close the Easter edition with great gems from the most exquisite Baroque music.
 

More with your events:

  • NEW WINERY VISIT

    We open the doors of our winery and invite you to discover everything that is behind our wines: architecture, sustainability, excellence.

    Part of the visit takes place underground with dim lighting.
    Celler Perelada is fully adapted for people with reduced mobility.
    The entrance must be validated 10 minutes before the start time at the reception of the winery, presenting the confirmation of purchase.
    The language of the visit will depend : Catalan or Spanish.

    For more information please contact us by phone +34 972 538 001 
    enoturisme@perelada.com
    www.perelada.com

    MUSEUM VISIT

    The Peralada Castle Museum sits within an old 14th-century Carmelite friars’ convent. 
    You will be able to visit the Library, the Glass Museum, the Wine Museum and the Church of Carmen, where the Easter Festival takes place, which is also part of the visit route.

    All tours are provided with an accompanying guide.
    The length of the museum tour is approximately 55 minutes.
    Punctuality at the entrance is essential
    The language of the visit will depend on the availability of the guides (Catalan and Spanish are guaranteed).

    Its entrance is located at Plaça del Carme, s/n in the town of Peralada.

    *Festival audience reduced rate: €7

    infomuseo@grupperelada.com
    www.museucastellperalada.com

FUNDACIÓ CASTELL PERALADA
Convent del Carme s/n, 17491 Peralada (Girona)
Telephone: 972538292
Email: taquilla@festivalperalada.com

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