Nights in the Gardens of the Real Alcázar, Seville

August 22, 2011 by

Festivals & Events, Things To Do

Alcázar de Seville - Photo courtesy of Guy MOLL via Wikimedia Commons

The old palace of Seville offers a magical setting to enjoy summer evening classical music recitals and open-air concerts of Nights in the Gardens of the Real Alcázar. Seville is the capital of Andalusia and deserves its reputation as one of Southern Spain‘s most beautiful cities. Tree lined boulevards on the plain of the River Guadalquivir, reflect a mixture of Moorish, medieval, renaissance and baroque influences in the architecture and contemporary life of this fascinating city.

The enormous Palace that is now the Alcázar is a perfect blend of rich textures from Moorish, Renaissance, and English traditions, with gorgeous gardens, intricate tiles and bubbling fountains. “Every summer day at sunset, the palace gardens open to visitors to caress your senses at night and whisper the echoes of past, present and distant. Among the ancient walls of the Alcázar rise the voices of people who inhabited the city, imbuing its halls, courtyards and gardens of intrigue, love and music… Immerse yourself in Nights in the Gardens of the Alcázar and be part of this story.”

Donizetti, Mozart, Rossini, Verdi, Beethoven, Bizet looked on the city of Seville as inspiration for their works…. romance and legend, music and drama with the inspiring Palace stage scenery in the luscious lit gardens.

The musical program celebrates Seville at the opera and the history of Flamenco, recently declared by UNESCO: Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The celebration takes this dual perspective: reviewing the legacy future of this ancient art made by families with each generation weaving the long thread of intangibility. Carte blanche is given to different musicians Alvaro Garrido, Ariel Abramovich, Fahmi Alqhai, Rami Alqhai offering music and special moments of complicity, wrapped in the scent of summer nights. Concerts will run until mid September.

-Jodi Rose

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