Translation of performance in Spanish:

performance

Pronunciation: /pərˈfɔːrməns; pəˈfɔːməns/

n

  • 1 c [Cin] [Mus] [Theat] 1.1 (session) [Theat] representación (f), función (f); [Cin] función (f); (by circus, cabaret artist) número (m), espectáculo (m) the band/trio will give no more performances in Rome el grupo/trío no volverá a presentarse en Roma the eight o'clock performance is sold out las entradas para la función de las ocho están agotadas in performance (live) (actuando) en directo 1.2 (of symphony, song) interpretación (f); (of play) representación (f) the twentieth performance of the play la vigésima representación de la obra the first performance of the play el estreno de la obra the first performance of Hamlet by a black actor la primera vez que un actor negro interpreta a Hamlet
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    • It is dedicated to presenting concerts and performances with a meaning.
    • The show follows the traditional plot of the fairytale story but with plenty of comedy and slapstick to keep the crowds entertained for both evening and matinee performances.
    • There, pageants and performances could be presented against the authentic background of Clifford's Tower and the Castle Museum buildings.
    1.3 (of actor) interpretación (f), actuación (f); (of pianist, tenor) interpretación (f); (of entertainer) actuación (f) she won an Oscar for her performance in the lead role ganó un Oscar por su interpretación del papel protagónico or por su actuación en el papel protagónico
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    • Highly stylized dramatic performances were accompanied by music.
    • It also includes songs and live music performances, although the core of the show is still the Irish folk dance.
    • I would like to thank the young people who worked to put on a wonderful performance of Sound of Music at the Wyvern.
  • 3 u [formal] (fulfillment — of function) ejercicio (m), desempeño (m); (— of task) ejecución (f), realización (f) in the performance of his duties en el ejercicio or en el desempeño de sus funciones
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    • Judicial immunity promotes independence by allowing the fearless performance of the judicial function.
    • It is addressing a different realm of discourse, namely, performance of judicial functions.
    • How do you say it impairs their performance of their functions as judges?
  • 4 c (fuss, bother) [colloquial/familiar] it's such a performance getting the children to bed da tanto trabajo acostar a los niños what a performance! ¡qué historia! [familiar/colloquial], ¡qué lata! [familiar/colloquial], ¡qué rollo! (Esp) [familiar/colloquial]

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Today is Fiesta de Santiago (St James' Day). The famous Camino de Santiago, the pilgrimage of thousands of people from all over Spain and many other parts of Europe to the holy city of Santiago de Compostela, takes place in the week leading up to St James' Day, 25 July. The city also has its fiestas around this time. The streets are full of musicians and performers for two weeks of celebrations culminating in the Festival del Apóstol.