Classical music from Barcelona to the world
A new benchmark for the city’s classical music scene has emerged from the coming together of the Liceu Opera, the Palau de la Música Catalana and L’Auditori: Barcelona Obertura Classic and Lyric. This initiative aims to promote Barcelona’s rich variety of music on the world map, as one of the global cities where classical music matters.
Musical Treasures in the most seductive Mediterranean city
Pau Casals, Alícia de Larrocha, Frederic Mompou, Josep Carreras, Jaume Aragall, Montserrat Caballé, Victoria de los Angeles, Jordi Savall, Cuarteto Casals...
…all of these key musicians in Spain’s musical tradition have one thing in common: they call Barcelona their hometown. The citizenship has always been proud of their musical heritage. Through a continuous effort over many decades, nowadays Barcelona enjoys an exceptional variety of musical institutions with three overwhelming venues, Liceu Opera, one of the largest theatres in Europe, the Palau de la Música, only UNESCO
World Heritage concert hall worldwide and L’Auditori, by dimension and scope, a true city of music by itself. These institutions present, season after season, very attractive programs that welcome in Barcelona all major artists of our times.

BARCELONA OBERTURA is a joint venture to promote Barcelona as a music town. Come and discover it!
Did you know that…
  • Barcelona hosts every season more than 1100 concerts, opera performances in the Liceu Opera,
    Palau de la Música and L’Auditori.
  • It was the town in the world that first hosted Wagner’s “Parsifal” outside of Bayreuth.
  • The violin concerto of Alban Berg was premiered in 1936 in Barcelona.
  • It is the only town besides Vienna that has two concert halls that are part
    of the European Concert Hall Organization (ECHO).
  • Arnold Schönberg lived and worked for almost two years in Barcelona.