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The competition main winners: Michal Jakub Partyka, Katerina Tretyakova and Marina Nachkebiya (by A. Bofill)

21 January 2013 10:26 PM

International singing contest Francesc Viñas won by soprano Katerina Tretyakova and baritone Michal Jakub Partyka

The 50th anniversary of the prestigious international competition of opera and oratorio-lied singing, named in honour of the Catalan tenor Francesc Viñas, awarded the joint first prize to Katerina Tretyakova, from Lithuania, and Michal Jakub...
The UK trio Darkstar, who will play at the Sónar Barcelona festival (by Darkstar / Sónar)

16 January 2013 11:46 PM

The Sónar music festival presents new names on its 20th anniversary

The Barcelona-born electronic and advanced music festival, which has become one of the world’s top events in its category, has unveiled part of its programme. The Pet Shop Boys, Kraftwerk, Darkstar, Two Door Cinema Club and Karenn are some of...
An image from the Fura dels Baus' version of Verdi's 'Un ballo in maschera' (by La Fura dels Baus / ACN)

14 January 2013 09:49 PM

Catalan La Fura dels Baus to premiere Verdi’s ‘A Masked Ball’ in Sydney

The Catalan theatre company, famous for its idiosyncratic style, will unveil its own particular vision of the opera classic ‘Un ballo in maschera’ by Giuseppe Verdi in Australia, which will be performed from the 16th of January to the 12th of...
A family photo with the series main actors, creators and producers at the second season's premiere (by P. Cortina)

11 January 2013 08:32 PM

The Red Band Society TV series presents its second season following international recognition

The series, produced by the Catalan Public Television Broadcaster and Filmax, has been exported to several countries and Steven Spielberg and Marta Kauffman are going to shoot a remake for the ABC network. ‘Polseres vermelles’ – which...
Joel Joan, the President of the Catalan Cinema Academy, announcing the 2013 nominees (by P. Cortina)

07 January 2013 10:32 PM

‘Blancanieves’ and ‘El Bosc’ lead the race for the Catalan Film Academy Gaudí awards

‘Blancanieves’ with 12 nominations and ‘El Bosc’ with 11 are leading the race at this year’s Gaudí awards ceremony. They are followed by ‘Els nens salvatges’ and ‘Fènix 11-23’, who are also candidates for the Best Film in...
Antònia Font presenting their new disc (by E. Escolà)

21 December 2012 11:48 PM

Antònia Font will kick off Barcelona’s Guitar Festival

Vinicio Capossela, Johny Winter, La Casa Azul, Quique González and Ron Sexsmith are some of the artists that are playing in the festival. The Catalan-speaking indie pop band Antònia Font will kick off the 24th edition of the Guitar Festival BCN...
'La Patum' is an old tradition from the town of Berga (by ACN)

03 December 2012 10:13 PM

An unpublished documentary from 1962 is released to celebrate ‘La Patum’

‘La Patum’ is a popular festival celebrated every year during Corpus Christi in the Catalan city of Berga. In this town, the earliest reference to this festival dates from 1454 although the celebration has its origins in pre-Christian...
'L'home del paraigua' shown at the Gran Teatre del Liceu in 2010 (by L'home del paraigua / Liceu)

27 November 2012 11:16 PM

An opera based on philanthropist Vicente Ferrer to be shown in Barcelona’s Sant Jordi pavilion

The opera is based on Vicente Ferrer, a Catalan who devoted his life to helping the poorest people in Anantapur, in India’s Andra Pradesh. Vicente Ferrer’s project brought aid to some 2.5 million people. He died three years ago. On the 1st of...
The Centre Pompidou will host Dalí's retrospective exhibition until 25 March 2013 (by Benoit Tessier / Reuters)

21 November 2012 12:04 AM

The Paris Centre Pompidou is devoted to Salvador Dalí

The French Arts Centre is organising one of the largest and most complete retrospective exhibitions on the Catalan artist. 33 years ago, when Dalí was still alive, the Centre Pompidou held a retrospective of his work. In the 2012 exhibition,...
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