Music floods the platform with the premiere of the documentary "Sleep No More". New episodes of the series "Otra ronda" and the podcast "Travelling Series" will also be available

CaixaForum+ premieres an original documentary on Jaume Plensa's creative process for Verdi's opera Macbeth

Documental original: Sleep No More.
photo_camera PHOTO - Original documentary: Sleep No More

On 9 June, CaixaForum+ premieres "Sleep No More", an original production by the platform in collaboration with the Gran Teatre del Liceu. This feature-length documentary, directed by Pedro Ballesteros, reveals the creative process of the artist Jaume Plensa, who for the first time takes on the stage direction of an opera, Verdi's "Macbeth", which premiered a few months ago at the Gran Teatre del Liceu under the masterful musical direction of Josep Pons. 

Sleep No More documents how Plensa imagines the opera, how he gets excited, how he works and how he lives this process over the course of nine months. The film delves into the rehearsals with singers, musicians and dancers, reveals how the set and costumes take shape, and ends with the premiere at the Gran Teatre del Liceu. 

New operas at CaixaForum+ 

CaixaForum+ incorporates three new operas to the channel, a space on the platform aimed at music lovers. 

The three new operas that will be added to this CaixaForum+ music-lovers' channel on 8 June are: 

  • "Hippolyte et Aricie", by Jean-Philippe Rameau. Sir Simon Rattle conducts the Freiburg Baroque Orchestra and the Berlin State Opera Chorus. The scenography, costume design and lighting design are by the artist Olafur Eliasson. 
  • "Werther" by Jules Massenet. Michel Plasson conducts the Orchestre de l'Op茅ra National de Paris, with Jonas Kaufmann and Sophie Koch. 
  • "Elektra" by Richard Strauss. Kent Nagano conducts the Hamburg State Philharmonic Orchestra and the Hamburg State Opera Chorus.
脫pera canal Werther, de Jules Massenet. 漏 Alain Picard.
PHOTO/ALAIN PICARD - Opera canal Werther, by Jules Massenet

New episode: "Otra ronda"  - Ausias P茅rez, Cachetejack and Luce 

On 8 June, the third episode of "Otra ronda", an original documentary series by CaixaForum+, will arrive on the platform. In it, innovative and influential contemporary creators (artists, designers, photographers, musicians) meet to talk about their creative universes, concerns and interests in a friendly tone that also provides an insight into the careers of each of them. The workshop, a bar, a park, one's own home: these are some of the spaces that "Otra ronda" explores. 

The third episode of this self-produced documentary series features four creators based in Valencia: the graphic designer Ausias P茅rez, who has collaborated with artists such as Nathy Peluso and Rosal铆a, the duo of illustrators and designers Cachetejack and the urban artist and graffiti artist Luce. 

The first two episodes of "Otra ronda" are already available on the platform. They show the meeting between the artists Eugenio Merino, Miss Beige and Sr. Garc铆a in Madrid, and between the illustrators Ricardo Cavolo, Chamo San and Amaia Arrazola in Barcelona. The two remaining episodes will be released at CaixaForum+ at a rate of one per week. 

脫pera canal Hippolyte et Aricie, de Jean-Philippe Rameau.
PHOTO - Opera canal Hippolyte et Aricie, by Jean-Philippe Rameau

New episode: "Travelling Series", Paris 

On 8 June the fourth episode of the "Travelling Series" podcast, dedicated to Paris, arrives on CaixaForum+. "Travelling Series" is the first podcast that combines series and travel and, from 1 June, the platform is hosting a new season with the subtitle "Great Cities". Ten new episodes will land weekly on the platform, each one dedicated to one of the world's great cities: London, New York, Paris, Beijing, Rome, Buenos Aires, Johannesburg, San Francisco, Sydney and Tokyo. 

Nuevo episodio: Travelling Series. Par铆s.
PHOTO - New episode: Travelling Series. Paris

The podcast, an original project of "Serielizados", is presented and directed by Lorenzo Mejino, who describes himself as "a travelling animal and the greatest expert in remote but essential series to understand the culture and people of each place". Mejino travels to the most extreme, rare and incredible places on the planet through the series that best represent them. 

The first three episodes of this new season of "Travelling Series", dedicated to Sydney, Tokyo and San Francisco, are already available on the platform. On CaixaForum+ you can also enjoy the "Travelling Series Selection", a compilation of the 50 best episodes previously published both on "Serielizados" and on other platforms. The first 15 episodes of this selection have been available since 1 June, and 5 more will be released each week. 

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