The highlights of July are here. Time flies! We are already in the middle of summer! That means that we have frenetic months with cultural and musical festivals for all kinds of music lovers. The great museums have also prepared their summer exhibitions capable of attracting art lovers and tourists. That is to say that there are very interesting proposals, and here we present you the best among the best:

Opera in Caracalla, again in the highlights of July

The Baths of Caracalla, with its 1,800 years of history, are one of the most emblematic monuments of Imperial Rome. But those monumental ruins are more than an archaeological site. They have become the favorite stage for the best tenors and sopranos in the world to go there every summer to sing the great classics of bel canto.

Joan Baez will perform on August 6th at the Baths of Caracalla in Rome

It will take place between July 3rd and August 6th. Several weeks in which we can see the performances of operas like La Traviata or Carmen. In addition, in this edition, the festival of the Baths of Caracalla closes with the presence of a diva of the song protest: Joan Baez. A folk singer with a mezzo-soprano voice who is doing her farewell tour of the stages after several decades of singing around the world.

Fifth anniversary of the Weekend Beach Festival

In the province of Málaga there are several first class music festivals. In fact, we have already mentioned some of them in this section, such as the Starlite of Marbella. But with the highlights of July we want to recommend the Weekend Beach Festival that will take place in Torre del Mar between the 4th and the 7th of July. In total, four days with a superlative list of artists.

Enrique Bunbury is one of the great stars of the Weekend Beach Festival 2018

On the beach of Torre del Mar people like Bunbury, David Guetta, Jimmy Cliff, The Offspring, Izal or Asian Dub Foundation will perform. And many other names within the national and international music scene. Undoubtedly, one of the highest quality festivals in the whole summer scene, something that is really surprising for such a young event, since this is going to be its fifth edition.

Theater, theater and more theater in Avignon

In the month of July, specifically from the 6th to the 24th, the French city of Avignon becomes the world capital of theater and performing arts. Companies around the world visit this city of Provence, some with more classic performances and others with proposals of the most avant-garde and groundbreaking. There are also consolidated companies, while many others use the Avignon Theater Festival as a showcase to make themselves known to the world.

Poster of the Avignon Theater Festival

All of them find the ideal stage in Avignon. Either in places as monumental as its imposing Castle of the Popes or in the streets and squares of the city. In other words, if you visit Avignon in July, you will not only discover this beautiful city bathed by the Rhône, but you will also be able to see real theater premieres arriving from any corner of the globe.

The art of shoes, according to Manolo Blahník

It is strange that the name of Manolo Blahník had not yet appeared in this section of Horse. But with these highlights of July the time has come, and we do it in style. Recommending the exhibition Manolo Blahník. The Art of shoes that since last May is open at the Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, Canada and that will be open until January 6th 2019.

Appearance of the impressive retrospective on the Blahník shoes that can be seen in Toronto

This exhibition has already traveled to other places in the world such as St. Petersburg, Milan, Prague or Madrid. Something logical considering that the planetary prestige of this Canarian designer. Why? Just look at the hundreds of shoes in this retrospective in which they review the more than four decades of trajectory of this creator. We mean artist, since the thesis that emerges from this montage is that the “manolos” are pieces of art.

Chagall at the Guggenheim in Bilbao

At the beginning of June, one of the most anticipated exhibitions of the always interesting calendar of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao opened. Chagall. The breakthrough years 1911-1919. A unique opportunity to see some of the most impressive masterpieces of the Russian painter. But not only to contemplate his paintings, but above all to understand his works and the artist.

The birthday, a work of 1915, exhibited until September at the Bilbao Guggenheim

As indicated by its title, the exhibition focuses on the years of greatest creativity of this painter. Years that passed between Paris, the First World War and his native Russia where the Revolution triumphed. With all this, the apparently simple art of Chagall is woven, but it hides an endless number of realities lived and dreamed by the artist. In short, we must not miss it, since it will remain open all summer, specifically until September 2nd.

Now at the Guggenheim in New York

While Chagall is waiting for you in Bilbao, the first Guggenheim, in New York, also offers us a sample worthy of our highlights of July. We talk about the One Hand Clapping exhibition that can be seen in the museum located in Manhattan until October 21st. You have to go with an open mind to this exhibition, because the formats of the works and its aesthetics form a very eclectic set.

Part of the installation that the Chinese artist Wong Ping has prepared

Actually, the common denominator of the works exposed here is that they all try to talk about globalization. And all of them are works created by Chinese artists: Duan Jianyu, Wong Ping, Cao Fei and others. In short, a very visual and very varied sample, in which perhaps we can discover how it sounds one hand clapping. An enigma for which if there is an answer, it will only be found here.

The last of our highlights of July, another Guggenheim museum

It seemed proper to finish these proposals of the beginning of the summer closing the circle in Italy and in the other great Guggenheim museum. The Peggy Guggenheim of Venice. We are sure that many of you have thought about traveling to the city of the canals soon. Well, once there the greatest contrast with the historic capital of Veneto is enjoyed visiting the exhibition of the collection of Peggy Guggenheim.

Miró’s Seated Woman II is part of the Peggy Guggenheim Collection

We include this proposal in the highlights of July, although it could fit in any other month, since it is a permanent sample. Already part of the soul of the city; not only because of its location between places such as the Gallerie dell’Accademia and Santa Maria della Salute. Also because the works exhibited here by Brancusi, Mondrian, Kandinsky, Miró, Dalí or Pollock have already been adopted by this city that saw Titian, Bellini, Tintoretto or Canaletto born, and between them they form a dialogue that unites eras and styles

Undoubtedly, a metaphor of what we intend in Magazine Horse with our amalgam of monthly proposals. Recommend activities and visits of the most varied, in different places of the world, of diverse creative disciplines and always with the quality as a hallmark. We hope you enjoy them.