Summer classical music festival linked to Santiago and its pilgrim routes; it stands out due to the exceptional quality of its programme, highly renowned throughout Europe.
From its 125 concerts (90% are free), more than a third are held in Santiago de Compostela, presenting a history of music by the world’s best classical groups.
Via Stellae combines Renaissance and vanguard, European and Galician composers, opera and chamber music, sacred music, premieres and, above all, the only concerts of their kind in Spain.
The programme repeats successful initiatives such as “Express Concerts” (30 minutes of music in Santiago’s beautiful cloisters), “Via Stellae 20/21” (contemporary music and Galician composers), “Music and Art,” which combines concerts and guided tours in monasteries and churches along the Way of St. James, and the original series of concerts called “Off Stellae”.
Organised by: Teresa Berganza Lyrical Galician Association and Xunta de Galicia.
More information: www.viastellae.es
An annual event that has been held in Santiago de Compostela since 1957; it provides Spanish music training to professional and student performers from all over the world. During the course, concerts are held in singular venues (indoor and outdoor) in the old town.
Outstanding lied singers from all over the world give recitals along with the pianist and festival organiser Roger Vignoles. Each year deals with a central theme, giving rise to specialised conferences on the genre.
Organizer: Concello de Santiago / Asoc. Galega da Lírica Teresa Berganza.
Festival held since 1988 throughout the entire month of November. Aimed exclusively at cinema buffs, it reviews the season’s best non-commercial cinema. Not to be missed in order to savour the city’s cultural atmosphere.
Organizer: Concello de Santiago.
Amateur theatre companies present their productions.
A festival is held every year around Christmastime, featuring a lyrical programme of classical Spanish zarzuelas, musicals and operetas by renowned interpreters.
Organiser: Concello de Santiago / Asoc. Galega da Lírica Teresa Berganza.