Countertenor Xavier Sabata joins Il Pomo d'Oro at the Palau de la Música Catalana. Arias by Händel are on the program under the baton of Riccardo Minasi for this performance at Barcelona's UNESCO World Heritage Site. This concert is part of Palau 100, a concert series dedicated to great orchestras, conductors, and international soloists. Palau 100 is a vital contribution to the musical life of the city of Barcelona. The series reaffirms the city's status as a major musical centre, and the Palau de la Musica Catalana as one of the most unique concert venues in the world.
- Type: Theater
- Nearest Train: Urquinaona
- Venue Description:
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Palau de la Música Catalana welcomes an estimated 500,000 people a year to over 300 musical performances of various types: symphony, chamber, choral, instrumental, jazz and flamenco. It's also used for social functions and conferences. Leaders of the Orfeó Català choral society commissioned modernist architect Lluís Domenec i Montaner to design the building in 1891. He gave free reign to his creative imagination, and the result is a masterpiece. The concert hall, seating over 2000 people, is perfectly proportioned, and the acoustics are exceptionally fine. The stunning interior decor changes continually according to the amount of light that streams through the huge skylight and the stained-glass windows.