Hollywood Meets Opera on Tenerife

Do you want to take a photo with Matt Damon or to be a part of “The Fast and The Furious” crew? No problem – If you attend the casting at the Auditorio de Tenerife in Santa Cruz, you could be one of the lucky few. However, the concert- and congress hall is not just where castings for huge Hollywood-productions take place. It is also the home of the Tenerife Symphony Orchestra and hosts various events throughout the year, including ballet, dance shows, opera, comedy, musicals and gospel.

Use the following menu to find out the different facts about this awesome building. You can always come back to the beginning by clicking on the bottom right side.

The Most Important First: The Current Program

You can find all the information that you need about the current program of the Auditorio de Tenerife here, and throughout this post.

JULY 2018

16:40 h (Music) Beselch Rodríguez

17:30 h (Dance) Daniel Morales

17:30 h (Music) Combo Cordeiro

18:20 h (music) Los Gofiones

19:10 h (Music) Nuri

20:00 h (Dance) Ertza

20:00 h (Music) Nelida Karr Music

20:50 h (Music) Álex Ikot band

21:40 h (Music) Cristina Ramos

22:00 (Dance)  Jerahuni Movement Factory

22:30 (Music) The Beachers

23:20 (Music) Puerto Candelaria

16:00 h (Dance) Provisional Danza

16:40 h (Music) Esdras Nogueira

17:30 h (Dance) YK Projects/

Qudus Onikeku

17:30 (Music) Timples y Otras

Pequeñas guitarras del mundo

18:20 h (Music) ST Fusion

19:10 h (Music) Lornoar

20:00 h (Music) Altertango

20:10 h (Dance) Kukai Dantza

20:50 h (music) Silibrina

21:10 h (Dance) Zukdance performing

Arts company

21:40 h (music) Evha

22:00 (Dance) Paula Quintana

22:30 (Music) Aywa

23:20 (Music) Troker

16:40 h (Dance) A POC A POC

17:30 h (Music) Javier Infante &

José Alberto Medina

18:20 h (Music) Jazznesis & Mar

(Jaume Vilaseca Trio)

19:10 h (Musical) Andrés Molina

20:00 h (Dance) Amaia Elizaran

20:00 h (Music) José Alberto

Medina & The Joses

20:50 h (Music) Veneno & DJ Arrocin

21:40 h (Music) Curupira

22:10 h (Dance) Compañia Nómada

22:30 h (Music) Material de Contrabando

23:20 h (Music) Wesli 

11:00 h (Dance) Danza en Comunidad

12:00 h (Others) Tian Gombau- Trstre de l’home dibuixat

21:00 (Music) DHAFER YOUSSEF12:30 h (Music) El gran órgano sinfónico 2.018:00 h (Musical theatre) Taller de Teatro Musical18:00 h (Musical theatre) Cantajuegos


19:30 (Music) Bachiana19:30 h (Music) Titán – Inauh12:30 (Musical theatre) Cantajuegos

17:00 (Musical theatre) Cantajuegos

20:00 (Music) FIMUCITÉ/ Encuentros

en la tercera fase

19:00 h (Music) FIMUCITÉ/ Encuentros en

la tercera fase

19:30 h (Music) Entre el norte y el sur


21:00 h (Dance) Luz de farol19:30 h (Music) La grande de Schubert

20:30 h (Others) El Sermos del bufón

20:30 h (Others) El Sermón del bufón.20:30 h (Others) Zenit
20:30 h (Others) Gross Indecency12:30 h (Music) El gran órgano sinfónico 2.018:00 h (Musical theatre) Taller de Teatro Musical18:00 h (Musical theatre) Cantajuegos
20:30 h (Others) El último Bufón19:30  h (Opera) La italiana en Argel (Rossini)19:30 h (Opera) La italiana en Argel (Rossini)19:30 h (Opera) La italiana en Argel (Rossini)
18:00 h (Opera) La italiana en Argel (Rossini)


19:30 h (Music)

Concertante de Prokófiev

20:30 h (Others)

He nacido para verte sonreir

11:00 h (Dance)Little night

12:00 h (Dance)Little night

13:00 h (Dance)Little night

20:30 h (Otros) He nacido para verte sonreír

20:30 h (Others) Gross Indecency12:30 h (Music) El gran órgano sinfónico 2.019:00 h (Others) La Maleta19:00 (Dance) Zero
20:30 h (Dance) La medición de los hombre Malboro18:00 h (Others) CUATRO CORAZONES CON FRENO Y MARCHA ATRÁS


20:30 h (Others) Placeres  intimos19:00 h (Dance) Eran casi las dos
19:30 h (Opera) Lucía de Lammermoor (Donizetti)19:30 h (Opera) Lucía de Lammermoor (Donizetti) 19:00 h (Dance) Las Muchachas19:30 h (Opera) Lucía de Lammermoor (Donizetti)
18:00 h (Dance) AKARI 20:30   (Other) ANA14:30 h (Music) SIBELIUS


19:30 h (Music)

Triple de Beethoven

20:30 h (Others)

Moby Dick

20:30 (Others)

Moby Dick

19: 30 h (Music)


19:30 h (Opera)


Why is There a Ship on the Promenade of Santa Cruz?

The idea of building a center for music, creativity and dance was originally conceived in 1970. In 1978, Jose Antonio Fernández Alba got the assignment of doing just that, but his plans were never put into practice.

Today, the eye-catching Auditorio de Tenerife is located at the harbor of Santa Cruz and reminds visitors of a massive, white ship. It was built in 1994 by the Valencian architect, Santiago Calatrava Valls. Its external walls are decorated with the typical Canarian Trencadís – which are small pieces of pottery that reflect the sunlight and give the building a sparkly appearance. You probably know this style of architecture from Park Güel, which was created by Antonio Gaudi in Barcelona.

An Expensive Struggle for the Sake of the Arts

Originally, the construction wasn’t expected to cost more than 30 million Euros, but 33 years later, the total spend amounted to 72 million Euros. On 26th September 2003, the Auditorio de Tenerife opened its doors. The first concert Fanfaria, of Krzysztof Penderecki, was attended by a lot of important people, including Queen Sofia and Crown Prince Felipe.

The Auditorio de Tenerife is able to accomodate about 2000 people and, in 2011, it received the name affix Adán Martín in honor of Adán Martín Menis, who is a politician from Santa Cruz and was president of the Canarian Islands from 2003 to 2007.

The structure of the opera house is quite spectacular, with its different platforms, convoluted walls, and 50m high wave-construction on the ceiling. This all overlaps with a curvy roof that hovers above the dome of the Sala principal o Sinfónica, the Great Hall of Auditorio de Tenerife. This curved shape has resulted in the building being one of the most popular and iconic destinations on the entire island.

In addition to this curved feature, flights of stairs break up the mighty white external walls and, at the top, you will experience an amazing view of the sea  in front of the Auditorio, with the Anaga-Mountains in the background.

By Dan (Own work; CC by-SA 2.0 via flickr)

A Symphony Orchestra and an Organ in One Building

There are actually two halls inside the Auditorio de Tenerife. In addition to the Sala Principal o Sinfónica, which has 1658 seats, there is a smaller hall, called the Sala de Cámera, which can accommodate up to 428 visitors. The avant-garde building is also the home of the Orchesta Sinfónica de Tenerife.

Two years after its opening, they installed an organ in the Great Hall designed by the Spanish company, Blancafort Orgueners de Monserat. The person in charge was Jean Guillou, and he stressed the importance of achieving a perfectly balanced and clear sound. For this reason, he arranged the organ pipes in a unique arrangement based on the way the Great Hall was constructed. The whole Auditorio de Tenerife conveys the impression of visual and acoustic movement.