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“Surprising combination!”

Barcelona y Flamenco
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Flamenco Performance at Teatre Poliorama or Palau de la Música Catalana
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Opera and Flamenco Performance in Barcelona at Teatre Poliorama or Palau de la...
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Barcelona y Flamenco presents: “Opera y Flamenco” and “Gran Gala Flamenco” In more than 10 years their two principal shows have reached millions of spectators, making them the most seen Flamenco productions in Barcelona. "Opera y Flamenco – A Love Story" is born from the joining together of well known talented singers and flamenco artists and of the fusion of two passionate European arts. This incredible shows is choreographed by the award winning Rafael Amargo, the most important flamenco artist working today. Opera y Flamenco tells the tormented story of love between the dancers with their souls interpretated by the tenor and soprano. "Gran Gala Flamenco" takes the spectator on a journey by means of the heart of the deepest flamenco. Exciting, with a selection of the most poignant “palos” of flamenco interpretated by the new generation of Catalan artists. Let yourself be captivated by al the intensity and passion of the gypsy people and enjoy the perfect union of strength, music, spirit and dance. Barcelona y Flamenco productions continues running without interruption in the Palau de la Música Catalana and in the Poliorama Theatre.
Reviewed July 9, 2012

It may not be the biggest or best show, but the performers were enthusiastic and sincere on the night we attended, and we were pleasantly surprised by what a great time we had!
I'm not a big Opera fan, so this was just right for me - familiar arias with an obvious enough plot to follow - and the singing was powerful and clear. The flamenco left a bit to be desired in length (the show is just over an hour long) but was exciting and provocative as it should be.
We were happy to get this taste of Catalan culture and still have time to wander in the Barri Gotic.

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Reviewed March 22, 2012

Based on reviews here and elsewhere I had high hopes for this. I had bought the tickets for my girlfriend who is learning to dance Flamenco. I like Opera music but we rarely go, so I thought it could be a good opportunity to share some of our interests.

Unfortunately, she has now probably been put off Opera for life! The flamenco was not bad, but barely professional standard. The female dance was good, the man made some basic (and obvious errors) but at least they seemed to put their all into it, and they did it with passion.

The Opear singers had their microphones set at a far too sensitive level, which meant it came booming out of the speakers even when they should have been singing delicately. The result was Opera that you might expect a busker to be singing on the metro. No passion, no subtlety, no feeling, no class.

Behind them was an insipid orchestra, with a cellist who not only could not stop grinning and nodding his head as if he was playing in a bar band, he was also often out of time and key. The rest of the band were pretty good for their part, although it didn't really work for the Opera, which is maybe why they tried to drown them out.

There were some nice moments when the Opera was taken on by the Flamenco but it seemed to me that the whole thing was put on for tourists and that the performers were tired and uninterested. That the whole thing lasted only a hour was in some ways a relief, but for 35 euros per ticket it seems grossly over priced. The half an hour Flamenco in placa Reial is much better and 8 euros, with a free drink. I felt like the performers thought we knew no better and so gave us no better.

I was really expecting something of much higer quality. I suspect in previous years it may have had that. Here it was in very, very short supply.

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Reviewed November 28, 2011

Thoroughly enjoyed the show! A very inteligent mixture of traditional "flamenco" with easy to follow Opera arias. Power and harmony mix together in a remarkable way. Oscar Marin is one of the best tenors we have had the chance of listening to. Sara Flores is a remarkable "cantaora". Strongly recomend attending.

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Musicaemusica, Gerente at Barcelona y Flamenco, responded to this reviewResponded September 24, 2014

Dear Guest!
Thank you very much for kind words regarding your recent visit at our show. We are very pleased to hear that you enjoyed our work. We hope to welcome you soon back again in Barcelona!
Kind regards.
Barcelona y Flamenco, ¡ole!

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