The La Passió presentation is not just a play. It is the strength of the Olesan people who come together selflessly to bring 500 years of history to the stage. It is the connection of a whole town to a beautiful tradition, which has been passed on from generation to generation. Dating as far back as 1538, it is the first Passion Play to be awarded the Creu de Sant Jordi prize (2002).
The altruistic work of the contributors, who invest all their artistic and technical creativity in the performance, is rewarded year after year by thousands of visitors. The performances of the sacred drama run from March through to May 1. The play is structured in three acts, with a script by Joan Povill i Adserà (one of Olesa’s adopted sons), and music by composer Josep Maria Roma, performed by L’Orquestra Simfònica del Vallès and Coro Madrigral, with Salvador Brotons conducting.
On April 14, 1996, the play made it into the Llibre dels Rècords Catalans (Catalan Book of Records) and received international attention for bringing together 729 people (and one donkey) onto the same stage.
Olesa de Montserrat is a municipality rich in culture and tradition, located in the foothills of the mountain of Montserrat. Olesa de Montserrat is located in the north of the comarca (county) of Baix Llobregat, in the subcomarca of Montserratí, halfway between Barcelona and the Montserrat Monastery. The natural area of the municipality, with its beautiful and magnificent scenery, is bounded by the Llobregat river and the mountain chains of Sant Salvador de les Espases and Puigventós. Olesa’s roots are markedly agricultural; it is noted in particular for its cultivation of olives of the palomar or Olesan variety, native to the region, from which the famous Olesan oil is extracted.
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