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"The Phantom of the Opera" lights up the summer in Bilbao with a month of performances

The Phantom of the Opera lights up the summer in Bilbao with a month of performances

Jeickson Sulbaran

May 13, 2024 | 12:30 p.m.

Bilbao becomes the cultural epicenter with the arrival of the acclaimed musical “The Phantom of the Opera” to the Arriaga Theater

Promising to be the main attraction of the summer. This event, which will run from August 14 to September 15, not only does it offer a unique opportunity to enjoy one of the most emblematic works of musical theatre, but also celebrates the city's rich cultural tradition during the vibrant Aste Nagusia.

Since its premiere in 1986, "The Phantom of the Opera" has left an indelible mark on the global cultural landscape. Originally from London's West End, this musical has been seen by over 160 million people in multiple languages ​​and has been awarded numerous awards, cementing its status as one of the most revered and enduring shows in the history of musical theater. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Charles Hart, the play is a testament to eternal love and mystery, set in the depths of the Paris Opera.

The Arriaga Theater, a cultural icon of Bilbao, has been chosen as the first destination of the Spanish tour of this production after its recent success in Madrid

Expectations are high, and the city hopes to welcome a multitude of visitors and theater fans everywhere. The cast, directed by Federico Bellone and with musical direction by Julio Awad, promises a masterful interpretation of the tragic story of love and revenge.

Ticket sales will begin tomorrow, Thursday, May 9, at 11:30 a.m. through the theater's website and at the box office. Prices vary between 30 and 69 euros, offering a range of options for all budgets and preferences. Tickets are anticipated to sell out quickly, given the popularity of the musical and the limited number of performances available.

The Phantom of the Opera lights up the summer in Bilbao with a month of performances

The show is part of the activities of the Aste Nagusia, which adds an additional attraction for attendees who will be able to enjoy both the theater and the local festivities. The inclusion of "The Phantom of the Opera" in Bilbao's cultural program demonstrates the city's commitment to promoting arts and culture, providing residents and visitors with an unforgettable experience.

This summer, "The Phantom of the Opera" will not only attract musical theater lovers, but also promises to be a meeting point for those interested in exploring Bilbao's rich cultural offering. With a production of such magnitude and quality, the Arriaga Theater establishes itself once again as a fundamental pillar in the cultural sphere of northern Spain, reaffirming its position as a meeting place for creativity and art.

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