Misterio de Elche religious theatre

From Aug 11, 2020 to Aug 15, 2020


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Misterio de Elche religious theatre

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Carrer Major de la Vila, 27
03202  Elche-Elx, Elche, Alicante - Alacant  (Region of Valencia)

Misterio de Elche religious theatre


From Aug 11, 2020 to Aug 15, 2020

Misterio de Elche religious theatre


This religious stage performance is a unique and vibrant example of early lyric theatre. It is held every year from 11 to 15 August. Plus, every even-numbered year, it is also held from 29 October to 1 November. It is a lyrical drama of medieval origins and has been staged since the 13th century. The musical part is particularly noteworthy, as it combines medieval sounds with melodies from different periods that have been incorporated over the years. The work has two acts and is mostly performed in the local Valencian language. The first act is the Slumber of Virgin Mary. The second act is the Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven. The traditional white palm of Elche is present in the staging and is blessed. After the performance, the palm leaves are handed out and the Virgin Mary procession takes place.

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