Misteri d'Elx 2016

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Misteri d'Elx 2016
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  • Dates:
    • Starts: 28/10/2016
    • Ends: 01/11/2016

The Mystery Play of Elche is the only medieval play which has been kept alive until today thaks to a privilege granted by Pope Urban VIII (1632). It is divided into two acts, it takes place in two days, and it is entirely chanted. Its text is written in Valencian and its music includes melodies derived from the Gregorian repertoire, with Renaissance composers and Baroque or even later additions.

The Festa (the Mystery Play) was declared a National Monument in 1931 and a Festivity of International Tourist Interest in 1980. In 1990 it received the High Award of the Regional Government of Valencia and in 2001 the UNESCO included it on its list of Masterpieces of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

The two acts of the Mystery Play are traditionally performed on the afternoons of 14th and 15th August in the Basilica of Santa Maria. This performances have free entrance. Dress rehearsals are also held there on the 11th, 12th and 13th August, when both acts are staged together, although with a short interval between them. To attend these rehearsals it is necessary to buy a ticket in advanced.

There are also other special performances in years ended in an even number. They take place the 29th and 30th October (dress rehearsals), and on the 1st November the full play is performed. This year it will be an extra performance on the 28th October.

28th, 29th and 30th October, 22.00 h.: Dress rehearsal (with tickets).
1st November, 10.00 h.: The Vespra (free entrance), or first act of the Mystery Play. At the end, the funeral procession of the Virgin Mary through the streets of the town.
1st November, 17.00 h.: The Festa (free entrance), or second act of the Mystery Play.

28th, 29th and 30th October, 22:00 h.
1st November, 10:00 h. and 17:00 h.

28th, 29th and 30th October, 22.00 h.
NAVE: 40 euros
BALCONY (standing): 25 euros
TRANSEPT-BALCONY (standing): 15 euros 
TRANSEPT: 15 euros
CHOIR: 7 euros

1st November, 10.00 and 17.00 h.: Free entrance

Tickets sale on the internet:
 www.instanticket.es / 902 444 300 

Tickets sale on the ticket office: From Monday to Thursday, 10.00 to 13.00 and 17.00 to 20.00 h. Friday, 10.00 to 13.00 h. (From 13th September) 
Ticket office in Casa de la Festa, Carrer Major de la Vila, 27 street.

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