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La Fura dels Baus /ADDA·SIMFÒNICA / Josep Vicent. “Pastoral for the planet”

21 December, 2022 / 20:00h.




Ludwig van Beethoven
The Creatures of Prometheus (The Storm)

Antonin Reich
Lenore (La Orage)

In Zaragoza I go mother
Aragonese popular song

Julius Rietz
Hero und Leander (opening)

popular african children’s song

Carl Maria von Weber
Kampf und Sieg (The Battle)

Na gorod_ verba ryasna
Ukrainian folk song
© Polyphony Project

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 7 (2nd movement)

Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel
hero and leander

Ludwig van Beethoven
Symphony No. 6 “Pastoral”
o Memories of country life

Carl Maria von Weber
Oberon (Cavatina)

Ludwig van Beethoven
Triumphal Symphony, fragment from Egmont

Carl Maria von Weber
Oberon (Pray)

Carl Maria von Weber
Oberon (Storm)


Josep Vicente, director

Carlus Padrissa, director – La Fura dels Baus

Sophie Karthäuser, soprano

Dancers: Macarena Bravi, Luis García, Adriana Palou, Quico Torrent

Laurence Equilbey, music guide

Mihael Milunović, set design, design and visual content

José Ignacio Vaaliña Fratini, – Eyesberg, video and audiovisual creator

Francesc Prat, artistic direction
Hector Boada, production
Alba Alberto, communication
Laia Camós, production/communication
Jaume Sabaté, general management



stage direction
Carlos Padrissa

Scenography, design and visual content
mihael milunovic

costumes and props
Tamara Joksimovic

mireia romero

Assistant director and manager
Zamira Pasceri

audiovisual creator
José Vaaliña – Eyesberg Studio

artistic production
nacha delpiano
mariona saura
Brava Performing Arts

technical director
Jaume Grau

Jaume Grau
Francesc Torrente

audiovisual techniques
Pol Marques
jose vaaliña

Damia Duran
Peter Lorente

interactive device
developed by the Épica La Fura dels Bau Foundation

A co-production of the Insula Orchestra, Grand Théâtre de Provence, Musikfest Bremen and La Fura dels Baus.

Pastoral for the Earth

Beethoven and the climate emergency

La Fura dels Baus prepares its own version of Symphony No. 6, composed by Ludwig van Beethoven and also known as the Pastoral Symphony. Finished in 1808, it is one of Beethoven’s few programmatic works of music, and the composer subtitled it Memories of Country Life. Now, the furero Carlus Padrissa reinvents the piece under the name of Pastoral for The Planet, mixing it with other compositions by Reicha, Weber, Rietz and F. Mendessohn.

Padrissa proposes an immersive meditation on the relationship between nature and the human being, which investigates the possibility of living without consumption. Although the proposal raises the current point of rupture between the ecological harmony and resistance of the planet (dramatic and real), the work can have an unexpected script twist. It will be decided by the public itself using the immersive application Kalliope, developed by the Fundación Épica de La Fura dels Baus.

Thus, Pastoral for the Earth, which has the illustrations and set design by Mihael Milunovic and the creativity of Eyesberg, turns towards the utopian ideal -and also possible- of a global village that distributes communities and lives on the resources of nature: the deep ecology model championed by futurist industrial designer Jacque Fresco. A pioneer in human factors engineering, Fresco has achieved everything from biomedical innovations to fully integrated social systems and, through The Venus Project, championed sustainable cities, energy efficiency, natural resource management and advanced automation and related benefits that this would bring to society. La Fura dels Baus does not reinterpret the world: it awakens consciences through a virtual world that will be projected 360° into reality.

The show will feature the Belgian soprano Sophie Karthäuser and the musical interpretation of ADDA·SIMFÒNICA, conducted by its principal conductor, maestro Josep Vicent.