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.
Table of Contents
- The Current Program
- Why Is There a Ship on the Promenade of Santa Cruz?
- Expensive Struggle for the Sake of the Arts
- A Symphony Orchestra and an Organ in One Building
- There Exists no Culture Without Your Creativity
- Projects and Events of the Auditorio de Tenerife
- More Offers at the Auditorio de Tenerife
- Directions and Parking
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.
|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/
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
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 YOUSSEF||12:30 h (Music) El gran órgano sinfónico 2.0||18:00 h (Musical theatre) Taller de Teatro Musical||18:00 h (Musical theatre) Cantajuegos|
|19:30 (Music) Bachiana||19:30 h (Music) Titán – Inauh||12:30 (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 farol||19:30 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 Indecency||12:30 h (Music) El gran órgano sinfónico 2.0||18:00 h (Musical theatre) Taller de Teatro Musical||18:00 h (Musical theatre) Cantajuegos|
|20:30 h (Others) El último Bufón||19:30 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
|19:00 h (Dance) SI PUDIERA HABLAR DE ESTO NO HARÍA ESTO||20:30 (Others) LUCES DE BOHEMIA|
|20:30 h (Others) Gross Indecency||12:30 h (Music) El gran órgano sinfónico 2.0||19:00 h (Others) La Maleta||19:00 (Dance) Zero|
|20:30 h (Dance) La medición de los hombre Malboro||18:00 h (Others) CUATRO CORAZONES CON FRENO Y MARCHA ATRÁS|
21:00 (others) CUATRO CORAZONES CON FRENO Y MARCHA ATRÁS
|20:30 h (Others) Placeres intimos||19:00 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 Muchachas||19:30 h (Opera) Lucía de Lammermoor (Donizetti)|
|18:00 h (Dance) AKARI||20:30 (Other) ANA||14:30 h (Music) SIBELIUS|
|19:30 h (Music) |
Triple de Beethoven
20:30 h (Others)
|19: 30 h (Music) |
NOËL A LA FRANÇAISE
|19:30 h (Opera) |
EL VIAJE A REIMS (Rossini)
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.
There Exists No Culture Without Your Creativity
The curators of the Auditorio de Tenerife have been trying to involve the public in the program of the “Operahouse of Tenerife”. As a result, the Área Educativa y Social has been founded with the slogan “No existe Educatión sin cultura” – There is no education without culture.