This Opera House Reopened With An Audience Full Of Plants

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The Barcelona Opera House opened with a show last night and not a single seat was empty. In one of the most creative reopenings we’ve seen yet, the entire was occupied by a bunch of plants, filling up The Gran Teatre del Liceu, which seats up to 2300 people on a sold out night.

After a strange, painful period, the creator, the Liceu’s artistic director and the curator Blanca de la Torre offer us a different perspective for our return to activity, a perspective that brings us closer to something as essential as our relationship with natureaccording to a release on the Liceu’s website.

The silent, leafy audience was treated to a performance by the UceLi Quartet, which was also made available to viewers via livestream.

The plants, which were acquired from local nurseries, will not be going to waste after their evening of music. The opera house will be donating them to Hospital Clínic of Barcelona.

To get a glimpse of the performance, and a better view of the adorable plant audience, check out the video below. Enjoy!

H/T NPR