Barcelona plants treated to 8-minute long 1st concert since lockdown

Barcelona plants treated to 8-minute long 1st concert since lockdown

- The Gran Teatre del Liceu opened its doors on Monday, June 22, and performed its first concert to different types of plants

- The Uceli Quartet performed to the plants that had occupied the seats and at the same time the event was being streamed to thousands of fans back at home

- The artiste behind the concert was Eugenio Ampudia who said he had been inspired by nature during the pandemic

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An opera house in Barcelona reopened for the first time after several months of Covid-19 lockdown and welcomed its first guest which were plants.

The Gran Teatre del Liceu opened its doors on Monday, June 22, and performed its first concert to a never seen before audience of 2,292 different types of plants.

2,292 plants in Barcelona treated to 8-minute long first opera perfomance since lockdown

2,292 plants in Barcelona were placed on the chairs for a concert never seen before Photo: BBC/Getty
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Instead of people filling the chairs, the Uceli Quartet performed to the plants that had occupied the seats and at the same time, the concert was live-streamed to fans at home.

According to BBC, the artiste behind the concert was Eugenio Ampudia who said he had been inspired by nature during the pandemic.

Ampudia believed he could now relate more intimately with both plants and human beings and had also crept to places where people used to occupy.

“I heard many more birds singing, the plants in my garden and outside growing faster. I thought that maybe I could now relate in a much intimate way with people and nature. At a time when an important part of humankind has shut itself up in enclosed spaces and been obliged to relinquish movement, nature has crept forward to occupy the spaces we have ceded,” he said.

The theater vowed to gift the plants to local health workers as a thank you for their efforts during the pandemic.

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As Europe and other parts of the world that were hit with the first wave of coronavirus continues to heal, Africa and especially Kenya continue to suffer more cases of the deadly virus.

The number of cases in Kenya hit 5 384 after 178 people tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday, June 25, the Ministry of Health has said.

The new cases were from 3,918 samples tested in the last 24 hours bringing the cumulative samples tested since the virus made its way to Kenya to 155,314.

Two more patients also succumbed to the virus raising the death to 132. A total of 34 patients also recovered at the same time.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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