The Mallorcan summer offers much more than sun and beaches. The cultural programme on the island during July and August is marked by the presence of prestigious music festivals, such as the Cap Rocat Festival, which offers the best classical music on the first weekend of August against the backdrop of the beautiful Mediterranean Sea.
Renowned artists from all corners of the globe will gather on 4, 5 and 6 August at the Cap Rocat Hotel to delight the public with an attractive programme of concerts under the artistic direction of Ilias Tzempetonidis, artistic director of the Teatro San Carlos in Naples. If you want to experience an exceptional evening in a magical place, don’t miss this great musical event.
Cap Rocat Festival 2023 Programme
A concert version of Pietro Mascagni’s ‘Cavalleria rusticana’ will open the festival on 4 August at 9:30pm under the baton of Nicola Luisotti and with a cast featuring mezzo-soprano Elīna Garanča, American tenor Michael Fabiano, as well as Luca Salsi, Maria Agresta and Anna Goma. The Balearic Islands Symphony Orchestra will accompany the performance.
On Saturday 5 August it will be the turn of the virtuoso Russian pianist Arkadi Volodos, who will pay tribute to Alicia de Larrocha with a piano recital including works by Federico Momopou and Alexander Scriabin. The elegant restaurant La Fortaleza de Cap Rocat will be the chosen venue on this occasion.
To round off this outstanding event on the opera scene, on Sunday 6th August there will be an operatic gala directed by Pablo Mielgo, featuring talented voices such as Pretty Yende and Nadine Sierra, accompanied by the musicians of the Symphony Orchestra of the Balearic Islands.
Stay in the heart of Palma
If you’re looking for a place to stay so you don’t miss this line-up, with which Tzempetonidis aims to make Mallorca a beacon of opera and symphonic music in the Mediterranean, Nivia Born Boutique Hotel, right in the centre of Palma and just a 20-minute drive from Cap Rocat, opens its elegant rooms to you, where you can relax before and after the performances and sample the best Mediterranean delicacies in the most exclusive locations.