“I hate music”: a little window into the musical world of Leonard Bernstein, to celebrate the centennial of his birthday. It is inspired by his Jewish origin and his relationship with New York, the city where he lived for most of his life, which was source of continual inspiration in his music.

Leonard Bernstein is one of the leading exponents of American musical culture in the 20th Century. Composer, conductor, pianist, educator, philanthropist, philosopher, pacifist, TV Star… A genious with a big personality, who had unconventional opinions and irresistible charisma.


New production by the Arriaga Theatre – Arriaga Premiere

The team

Musical director: Karl-Heinz Steffens


Soprano: Ainhoa Arteta

Piano: Rubén Fdez. Aguirre

Solo piano: Michal Friedlander

Orchestra: Bilbao Orkestra Sinfonikoa (BOS)

Choir: Sociedad Coral de Bilbao

Choir solo sopranos: Estíbaliz Sánchez, Maialen Díez eta Adriana Laespada/Nerea Azkarate


Lighting: Michael Bauer

Audiovisuals: Sergio Verde

Coordination: Barbora Horáková Joly y Eva Maria Van Acker



20:00 h. 


from €15 to €51 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: from 25% to 35%