Event Details

Saturday, July 29th, 2023
|  8:00pm - 10:00pm


saturday, july 29, 2023 | 8:00pm - 10:00PM

Presented by Artpark

Artpark Mainstage Theater

Gates open at 7:30 PM
All times and dates are subject to change



More than 325,000 people have experienced the spectacle of La Fura dels Baus’ production of Carl Orff’s “Carmina Burana.”


Now, for one-night only, this groundbreaking performance makes its North American premiere at Artpark.


220 artists lead you into an immersive world of striking imagery and special effects. An international cast of vocalists takes to the air and water. And the Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Gil Rose and Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus perform the powerful, breathtaking score.

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“If there is a great and sensual score, glorious and energetic, erotic and explosive, as full of life and sin as it is of irony, parody and excess, that is the provocative Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff…the Bavarian composer and lover of excess wanted to make a cantata that would dazzle with its magnetism and spectacular music."

“Those medieval texts written between the 12th and 13th centuries, found in the monastery of Bura Sancti Benedicti (Bavaria), where the monks and students laughed at everything established and sang of excessive pleasure, wine, revelry, and sex with and without condemnation, have lasted throughout the 20th century and continue to do so in the 21st, since Orff put them to music in 1938. Pure gold for a group like La Fura dels Baus.”

– Excerpts from a 2009 review in Spanish publication El Pais

“For nearly 45 years, La Fura dels Baus has been rocking, blowing up stages, opera houses, venues, tents, bullrings, football stadiums. Now they land at Artpark to offer his theatrical vision of one of the musical works that is performed the most throughout the world.”

– Carlus Padrissa, Director


Artpark Presents:
Carlus Padrissa, Stage Director and Set Design

Buffalo Philharmonic Orchestra 
Conducted by Gil Rose
           Antoni Marsol Puig, Barritone 
           Luca Espinosa Gil, Soprano
           Amparo Navarro Serra, Soprano
           Jordi Domenech Subirans, Countertenor
Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus

Carlos Matías Sanchez Garcia - Lighting Designer
Aitziber Sanz Pascual - Costume Design
David Cid Moragas - Video 
Zamira Italica Pasceri - Stage Manager & Assistant Director
Josep M. Vilaregut - Technical Director
Marcel Riu Bonvehi - Fura dels Baus Tour Producer
Meritzell Vinas Sarda, General Manager
Chu Uroz – Costume and make up design
Full Animation – Video design 
Produced by: IBERCAMERA


More info on La Fura dels Baus:
La Fura dels Baus is a theatrical group founded in 1979 in Barcelona, Spain and renowned for its eccentricity, innovation, adaptation, rhythm, evolution and transgression. Such characteristics led the company to pioneer the reconceptualization of two of the most significant aspects of the dramatic art – the theatrical space and the public. Thus, respectively, they redefined the space by moving it to non-conventional ones – and changed the public role from passive to active, which meant a breaking of the “fourth wall”. And it is that there is no creation without risk – a compiled premise from the beginning, since their first street shows, where the authentic essence of La Fura was born. NME has stated the group "creates a kind of adult adventure playground of fun, danger, slapstick and fantasy.” Among their many large-scale productions seen worldwide, the group has performed at high profile events including the opening ceremonies of the 1992 Olympic Games in Barcelona, the 2010 opening of the Perth International Arts Festival, and more. In the US, the company was last seen with its production of Haydn’s “Creation” at Mostly Mozart Festival at Lincoln Center, New York: 

More info about Gil Rose:
Often referred to as “a musician helping to shape the future of classical music”, Gil Rose is acknowledged for his “sense of style and sophistication” by Opera News, noted as “an amazingly versatile conductor” by The Boston Globe, and praised for conducting with “admiral command” by The New York Times and has been called “one of the most adventurous conductors in the world” by KUSC Radio. Over the past two decades he has built a reputation as one of the country’s most inventive and versatile conductors. His dynamic performances on both the symphonic and operatic stages as well as over 100 recordings have garnered international critical praise. 

Mature content may not be appropriate for all audiences.

Made possible in part by generous support from the M&T Bank Charitable Foundation 






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