31 May 2024

The 38th Peralada Festival presents 14 shows over 13 nights where every artistic proposal shines with its own personality. Big names like Beczala, Yoncheva, Savall, Pirozzi, the return of Sara Blanch and the debut of Ismael Jordi come together at a festival that will also host two big names on the piano: Yuja Wang and the emerging Yunchan Lim. 

Perelada's commitment to creation will also play a fundamental role in this year's festival. The festival presents a programme with the premiere of the choral concert Renaissance Reloaded, starring the Chamber Choir of the Palau and directed by Júlia Sesé; the world premiere of the contemporary opera Don Juan no existe. Lo que olvidamos y lo que permanece by Helena Cánovas; and the premiere of a new composition by Marco Mezquida for Kebyart in what will be its debut at the festival.

Aleix Martínez directs and stars in Terra llaurada, a night of dance featuring Catalan and international dancers and creators commissioned by the festival for an event in which the company Acosta Danza returns with a programme filled with great choreographies by contemporary creators. 

The Peralada Festival unveiled this morning its 38th summer programme, which will be held between 19 July and 11 August 2024 in the Carme Church of Peralada Castle, the Lookout over the Castle and this year also in the gardens of the Peralada Winery. The presentation, which took place at the Real Cercle Artístic de Barcelona, included Oriol Aguilà, artistic director of the Peralada Festival, who, accompanied by artists and creators such as Joan Anton Rechi, Júlia Sesé, Helena Cánovas, Aleix Martínez and Daniel Miguel (Kebyart), unveiled this year's programme. 

After the success and positive feedback of the Easter edition, the Peralada Festival is presenting this summer a cultural proposal that brings together 14 shows starring great names in the world of song, classical music and dance. In addition, the programme will be complemented by a cycle of activities and dialogues under the name Artistic Confluences, the activities of the Peralada Campus and an exhibition at the Biblioteca del Carme featuring works and objects by Pedro Almodóvar.

The construction of the new Auditorium, which, as Oriol Aguilà has explained, "is ongoing", has led the Castell de Peralada Foundation, organiser of the contest, to once again present a programme for a reduced audience. Despite this, the festival, true to its artistic model, has not given up on presenting a top-tier programme with great stars, world premieres and new commissions, all of which make the festival a space that breathes creativity.

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