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Barcelona opera house reopens with performance to 2,292 plants

Barcelona opera house reopens with performance to 2,292 plants | 23 June 2020 | It's not uncommon for performances at Barcelona's Gran Teatre del Liceu opera house to be sold out, but musicians played to an unusual audience on Monday to mark Spain's lifting of lockdown -- as thousands of plants filled its seats. The event was the work of conceptual artist Eugenio Ampudia and included a performance from the UceLi Quartet string quartet. A total of 2,292 plants were packed into the theater, while the string quartet performed Puccini's "Crisantemi," according to a statement from the Liceu. Although humans were not present in the audience, spectators could watch the "Concierto para el bioceno" via livestream.