MUSIC IS THE BEST
NATURAL MEDICINE

At the ABAO we know that opera considerably improves emotional health. That is why we approach those who need it the most. 脫pera y + is the innovative social programme we carry out at the University Hospital of Cruces in the Nephrology, Day Hospital, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Paediatrics and Neonatology Units.

Thanks to the collaboration with EDP Foundation and La Caixa Foundation patients can carry out activities linked to the Opera Season we are performing both inside as well as outside the hospital.


7 editions have
been held so far

We have been relying on opera to improve the emotional wellbeing of patients and their relatives for over seven years.


More than 7,000
beneficiaries

Our experts in pedagogy and music have brought the over 250 activities in this programme to thousands of patients and relatives.

We believe in music as a chronic disease process management mechanism.
Keep it playing! Keep it healing!

LASTEST
ACTIVITIES

Our most iconic singers visit newborns and their mothers to welcome them to a life full of music. We carry out this activity inside the hospital.

Workshop in the Paediatrics Classroom

Attending ABAO Txiki and meeting the artists (photo enclosed): Watching, together with relatives, friends and Hospital School staff, a live family show and then meeting the artists, sharing concerns with them, asking them questions and taking souvenir photos.

Attending an ABAO Txiki performance and meeting the artists

Attending ABAO Txiki and meeting the artists (photo enclosed): Watching, together with relatives, friends and Hospital School staff, a live family show and then meeting the artists, sharing concerns with them, asking them questions and taking souvenir photos.

Monographic workshop at Cruces University Hospital

With this activity we choose a topic and develop it for those patients who wish to attend. This activity is carried out in the hospital.

Tour of the backstage

Those patients who can travel, go to the opera and then meet the artists. This activity is carried out at the Euskalduna Bilbao.

Attendance

With all that they have learnt in the previous activities, the beneficiaries can enjoy an opera performance together with their relatives and primary caregivers. They will watch a complete show, with internationally renowned artists.

COLLABORATORS

Fundation EDP

Fundation "La caixa"

Zabalgarbi


Hospital Universitario Cruces

TESTIMONIALS

Txaro Aguirremota

Nephrology-Chronic Patient Supervisor


鈥淚t has been a truly rewarding experience for me, to start with, because I have seen that it has been an important incentive for many patients, as it made them look forward to the following session with Aitziber or the following opera performance.


It has helped me interact with patients, promoting communication and relationship in an enjoyable, out-of-hospital setting where their illness is not the centre of the interrelationship.


Music is clearly a therapeutic tool that gets patients involved in an activity that helps them have a new motivation.
It also represents a form of social cohesion with other patients as well as with the environment, reducing their isolation in many cases and helping them see that their wellbeing is improving.


I hope the experience continues鈥

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