Carmina Burana

La Fura dels Baus illustrates and illuminates the poetic strength of the piece by Carl Orff

05 to 09 december 2018

Watched by more than 160,000 people in three continents, La Fura dels Baus’ Carmina Burana combines Carl Orff’s powerful music with their own world. Live music and amazing scenes on a stage featuring a cylinder 8 metres in diameter that literally encloses the musicians while the images draw a gigantic moon, melting ice, a floral ecstasy, a grape harvest, taverns, singers hanging from cranes and plunging under wine, water and fire… Welcome to Carmina Burana.

Carmina Burana is one of the most popular pieces of music of the twentieth century. Carl Orff drew his text from a thirteenth-century manuscript containing songs on earthly merrymaking, love and desire. La Fura dels Baus illustrates and illuminates the poetic strength of texts that, despite being over 800 years old, are still popular currency. The circle comes full circle to go on rolling.

The team

Carmina Burana, by Carl Orff

Scenic cantata for symphony orchestra, chorus and vocal soloists



Written and directed by: Carlus Padrissa – La Fura dels Baus

Set design: Carlus Padrissa

Costume design: Chu Uroz

Lighting design: Melanie Schroeder

Video and image design: David Cid

Sound design: Roc Mateu

Assistant director: Zamira Pasceri

Video art director: Sagar Fornies/Full Animation

Costume design: Taller Rose Collection

Production: La Fura dels Baus, Agencia Camera



6 and 7. 07:30pm

8. 06:00 y 08:30pm

9. 07:00pm


from €12 to €64 /discounts

Friends of the Arriaga: 25%
Groups, young people, over 65s, the unemployed, large families and people with disabilities in excess of 33%: 20%
Disabled persons in a wheelchair: 50% (in the proscenium, balcony and a companion)


1 hour 15 minutes