The management of the Festival Internacional de Musica de Sevilla did not succeed in finding an adequate replacement for Maestro Lorin Maazel. The difficulties encountered in this task are mainly due to two reasons: firstly, because similar personalities are engaged in festivals all over the world and secondly, due to orchestras touring. Maestro Lorin, Read More

Next Sunday the 53rd Annual International Santander Festival will kick off and for 30 days this city in the Cantabrian region of northern Spain will come alive with performances of opera, music, dance and theatre. Spain’s oldest festival – along with the Festival of Granada – and the longest with 30 full days of, Read More

Spain’s newest parador, a 19th century palace set in the rolling green hills of Cantabria opened earlier this year. King Alfonso XIII – who coincidentally opened the first parador in 1928 – once held his councils of ministers in the Palace of Eguilior, now a four-star hostelry for modern travelers. Set between the Cantabrian, Read More

This summer the hills and valles of Galicia will be alive with music as thousands take part in the historic pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. And this being a jubilee, or Jacobean holy year, in which Saint James’ Day, July 25, falls on a Sunday, this region in northern Spain is laying out the, Read More

Their Majesties King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia officially opened the newly completed expansion of one of Madrid’s renowned cultural institutions, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum on June 8. Sixteen new galleries have doubled the museum’s space all the better to show 300 new works (220 will be on permanent display) on loan for eleven years, Read More

This summer the hills and valles of Galicia will be alive with music as thousands take part in the historic pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela. And this being a jubilee, or Jacobean holy year, in which Saint James’ Day, July 25, falls on a Sunday, this region in northern Spain is laying out the, Read More

For the first time in history, Seville itself will be the stage for Bizet’s CARMEN, the most popular opera ever written. In September 2004, the first Seville International Music Festival will present nine unique, all-star performances of Carmen in Seville, live, open-air, conducted by Lorin Maazel, directed by Carlos Saura, and using different historic, Read More

There’s a celebratory air in Spain this week. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced today that Madrid has been chosen as one of five finalists to host the 2012 Olympic Games. In revealing the “official candidate cities” in Lausanne, IOC President Jacques Rogge declared Spains capital would be competing against Paris, London, Moscow and, Read More

For the first time in history, Seville itself will be the stage for Bizet’s CARMEN, the most popular opera ever written. In September 2004, the first Seville International Music Festival will present nine unique, all-star performances of Carmen in Seville, live, open-air, conducted by Lorin Maazel, directed by Carlos Saura, and using different historic, Read More

In a presentation at the World Travel and Tourism Council’s (WTTC) Fourth Global Travel and Tourism Summit in Doha, Qatar, Madrid’s head of finance and tourism development, Miguel Angel Villanueva, declared Spain’s tourism industry enjoyed “excellent health” despite the terrorism set-back.  The Spanish capital recovered rapidly from the effects of the train bombings on, Read More