La Fura Des Baus (Spain): Sfera Mundi
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. The group's artistic director Carlus Padrissa compares the importance of Magellan's expedition to the first Moon landing, when astronauts photographed the Earth from space.
The show, which the company plans to tour for a number of years after the world premiere in Congress Square, is also dedicated to the centenary of the national opera and ballet in Ljubljana. Members of Ljubljana's national ballet will perform along with the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of conductor Josep Vicent.
Director: Carlus Padrissa
Conductor: Josep Vicent, dirigent / conductor
Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra
Ballet Ensemble of the Slovenian National Theatre Ljubljana
Soloist: Irena Parlov, mezzo-soprano