Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Plants need not wear masks

As an intriguing statement on the relationship between man and nature, a Spanish opera hall will conduct a performance of Puccini's flowery concerto Chrisantemi -- or Chrysanthemums in English -- to a packed house of 2,292 potted plants.

While government-mandated shelter-in-place rules forced society to stay at home, nature crept silently into many vacated spaces. Concert organizers at Barcelona's Liceu opera house decided that as the nation begins to reopen, it should be plants that receive the honor of the first performance within the grand Catalan concert hall.

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