Barcelona Opera Re-opens with an exclusive concert to nearly 3,000 houseplants

Yes, you did hear that right. The Barcelona’s El Liceu Opera House reopened on Monday with an unconventional dress code for concert goers. Unless you were green, had leaves and sat in a pot- entry was rejected.

Watch the captivating and amusing performance from Concierto Para El Biocenco

The event took place a day after the three-month lockdown Spain had endured came to an end. The inspiration behind the potted audience came from the work of Spanish conceptual artist Eugenio Ampudia. He said the concept came from a connection he built with nature during the pandemic:

“I watched what was going on with nature during all this time. I heard many more birds singing. And the plants in my garden and outside growing faster. And, without a doubt, I thought that maybe I could now relate in a much more intimate way with people and nature.”

The 2,292 plants were gifted to healthcare workers after the performance as a thank you for their hard work during the pandemic.

The quietest and best-behaved audience showed their appreciation after the concert with sounds of leaves shuffling in applause.

Imagine the earthy and fresh scents in that room?🌲 I wouldn’t mind sitting beside these guys at my next concert 😍