La Fura will open the 66th Ljubljana Festival with a voyage around the world

Published 27/06/2018

Carlus Padrissa (La Fura dels Baus) pays artistic homage to Magellan’s 1519 expedition around the world. Sfera Mundi, which has been created exclusively for the Congress Square venue, tells the story of one of the first and greatest voyages of discovery in the history of humankind. An expedition of five ships led by the Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan completed the first circumnavigation of the globe, thus proving that the Earth is round.

Padrissa compares the importance of Magellan’s expedition with the first Moon landing, when astronauts photographed the Earth from space. The show is also dedicated to the centenary of the national opera and ballet in Ljubljana. Members of Slovenia’s national ballet will perform along with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductor Josep Vicent.

The world premiere of this large scale show will be next Friday June 29 at the 66th edition of the Ljubljana Festival, in the Congress Square at the capital city of Slovenia. It will be at 9pm and there are already tickets available through this link.