Presentation by the president of the Foundation, Juan Manuel Rubio Guembe. David Gálvez Pintado, composer of the new version and artistic director of the Pamplona Chamber Choir, will detail the musical work carried out and which has been based both on medieval pilgrimage songs, and on the new texts by Manuel Maestro Abellán.
The Mystery of Obanos is a large-format theatrical representation, of a religious nature (in the style of an auto sacramental), which premiered in 1965 and has been staged since 2000 in the Plaza de los Fueros de Obanos.
It is organized by the “Obanos Mystery Foundation” and has the participation of local residents as extras, along with professional or amateur actors who join the large cast, giving life to the main characters of the work. The Mystery of Obanos was declared a Festival of National Tourist Interest in 2001. In 1965 it received the Extraordinary Prize “Mystery of Elche” from the Ministry of Information and Tourism. In 1993 it was part of the Navarra Festivals and in 2021 it has been a candidate for the Prince of Viana Culture Awards.
The scenic and musical renewal of the Mystery is part of the Obanos Mystery Foundation project, which includes its staging in 2022.
The Mystery of Obanos Foundation has the support of the Government of Navarra, Xunta de Galicia, Fundación Baluarte, Navarra Symphony Orchestra, Pamplona Chamber Choir, Obanos City Council, San Juan Bautista de Obanos Parish, Arnotegui Hermits Association, and Nova Lux Artean.