Beyond the traditional “pintxos” available throughout the streets of the historic quarter of Bilbao, the nice walks along the river enjoying the fresh air, the city has such a important connection to culture that it has become a cultural capital capable of hosting a wide range of musical concerts, theatre plays and of course, an opera season at the level of the most famous capitals of the world.
If this Christmas you did not enjoy too many days off and you have decided to make a short escapade to a hotel in Bilbao by Petit Palace, you must consider attending an opera concert. A full range of opera plays by different authors, time periods and styles that provide a special incentive to your holidays.
In order to be fully informed of everything that takes place in Bilbao, regarding opera, the perfect choice is ABAO-OLBE, Bilbao’s Association of Friends of the Opera. It’s website is completely updated with the dates of the performances, as well as offering the possibility of booking the tickets directly and without queues.
Out of the different options from which you can choose at the moment, La Sonnambula by Vincenzo Bellini is the best option. You must not worry about the dates as it will be performed until the first week of February.
If anything characterizes this iconic and exquisite opera piece, it is the knowledge and technique of the performing. Its constant trills and flounces in almost unattainable vocal scales make this master-piece one of the most difficult pieces in the world to perform.
The majority of the operas are held in the stunning venue of the Euskalduna Palace. Located in the historic centre of the Basque capital, the palace is only a few meters from the river, making it a special place to spend the afternoon and/or evening.
Designed and created by Federico Soriano and Dolores, the Euskalduna Palace is famous for hosting Bilbao’s most important live shows and performances, as well as holding meetings and other business events. If you’re considering spending an evening walking by the “Ria” and dine some traditional pintxos, you should consider the option of dressing up and ending the day enjoying a fabulous opera session.