Barcelona is full of festivals, fairs and other artistic offerings, but one of the year’s most diverse events is the Grec Festival. This annual celebration of local and international cultures sees a unique fusion of performing genres that are showcased across the city, from music and dance to theatre and circus. It is not only a major summer attraction in Barcelona, but also a reference on the European performing arts calendar. Running throughout the month of July, performance spaces are used across Barcelona, but the central venue for the festival is the Teatre Grec—a beautiful amphitheatre that was built on Mount Montjuïc in 1929. There will be over 100 different performances in this year’s landmark 40th edition, including Catalan adaptations of Arthur Miller’s The Crucible (1st-5th) and Abi Morgan’s Splendour (1st-17th), an enchanting performance by Alonzo King’s renowned ballet company (15th-16th) and a music set from Metropolitan’s very own Tori Sparks (7th).
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