The Passió d’Esparraguera (the Passion of Esparraguera) is a great theatrical spectacle capable of conveying the essence of characters from two thousand years ago to nearly 15,000 spectators each year. It shares the honour of being one of the most important Passions in Catalonia with that of Olesa de Montserrat.
This performance is possible thanks to the participation of all the people of Esparraguera. There are a huge number of actors and extras who take part, plus those who work backstage and the members of the orchestra and the choir. In total, close to a thousand people work in the Teatre de la Passió, the setting for this show since 1969.
The result of all this effort is a dozen performances that are noted for their dramatic and technical complexity, with rapid changes of stage sets and special effects.
The first reports of the performance of the Passió d’Esparreguera date back to the beginning of the 17th century. It is a theatrical evolution of the mysteries, dramatic representations of medieval origin. However, the current version of the Passió d’Esparreguera is the one written by the local poet Ramon Torruella in 1960, while the original music is by Josep Borràs. The structure has been maintained, with 4 acts and up to 35 scenes.
Immerse yourself in the life, death and resurrection of Jesus in this performance of high dramatic and technical complexity which mobilises the whole town of Esparraguera.