Living Nativity of Prats de Rei
For Christmas returns one of the traditions of Alta Anoia, the renowned Living Nativity of Prats de Rei, which this year celebrates the 47th edition.
The streets and squares of the town are transformed into a great stage and, helped by the magic of the script and spectacular scenery, it takes us back in time and transports us to ancient Palestine, where more than 2,000 years ago they occurred the facts that marked humanity.
The Living Nativity of Prats de Rei is the cultural act that most shows the link and importance that the old town has with the people. Being a theatrical manger, it is formed by different scenarios that form a circuit that ends up passing through the entire old town.
From the manger we must highlight the involvement of practically all the people. All this assembly represents the work of many people, both before and during and after the performances, in addition to a considerable investment.
One of the most important features of the Crib of Prats de Rei is that the actors speak loudly and have their own music (the only manger in Catalonia with Original Soundtrack). Ms. Valentín Miserachs composed the orartori "Christmas, The Living Nativity of Prats de Rei" for orchestra, choirs and solo soprano, specifically for this work. It was released in Rome (1987) and has been interpreted twice in our regions (in 1988 directed by Ms Valentín Miserachs and in 1996 by Concepción Ramió). The music that accompanies the Crib has been recorded in these two performances.
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