Teatro del Generalife
Theater in Granada
The creation of the Granada Music and Dance Festival in 1952 conceives the idea of a theater in the monumental enclosure.
For the implementation of the project of the International Festival of Music and Dance, the Generalife gardens were extended to the south and a large open-air theater was built at its end, inspired by the layout of the classic Nasrid riad, the work of the conservative architect, Francisco Prieto Moreno. The theater opens in 1954, as the main venue for the Festival’s ballet performances.
Since its construction, various adaptation works have been carried out in it in order to accommodate increasingly complex shows, in keeping with the magnificence and incomparable nature of the setting in which they take place.
The organization of the Granada International Music and Dance Festival, progressively more intense and demanding, in addition to the needs of other shows and the desire to satisfy the needs of the user public, motivated a deep restoration process, completed in July 2005.
The theater architecturally follows the line of the Generalife orchards, the retaining walls are perceived as one more fragment of the ensemble and the different parades and flower beds serve as a support for the plant accompaniment, of great importance in the installation. The stage is configured with natural cypress screens, offering a permanent and characteristic background, unique in contemporary scenography.
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Visiting Teatro del Generalife
For opening times of the Teatro del Generalife see Alhambra Opening Times.