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The programme for the 48th edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria: five centuries of history of opera
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The programme for the 48th edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria: five centuries of history of opera

Opening on the 19th July at Martina Franca’s Palazzo Ducale with Le joueur by Prokof’ev directed by David Pountney, based on Dostoevskij’s The Gambler in the French version of the 1929 debut. To follow, Beatrice di Tenda by Bellini with Giuliana Gianfaldoni and Celso Albelo, conducted by Fabio Luisi with the Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli...

A message of peace from Franco Punzi, president of the Fondazione Paolo Grassi, regarding the war between Russia and Ukraine
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A message of peace from Franco Punzi, president of the Fondazione Paolo Grassi, regarding the war between Russia and Ukraine

As we witness the prevailing of violence over reason – stresses Franco Punzi in a message regarding the war between Russia and Ukraine – we remain speechless and anxious for the fate of the Ukrainian population, and for the developments and repercussions that this new East-West conflict may have on international relations. As organisers of...

First insights into the programme of the 48th edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria 2022, put together by new artistic director Sebastian F. Schwarz
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First insights into the programme of the 48th edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria 2022, put together by new artistic director Sebastian F. Schwarz

In Martina Franca, from the 19th July to the 6th August 2022, Delitto e castigo by Pedrollo, Beatrice di Tenda by Bellini, Opera italiana by Campogrande, and Il Xerse by Cavalli Online bookings are already available The 48th edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria, scheduled from the 19th July to the 6th August 2022...

First details of the programme for the 47th edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria 2021, dedicated to the connections between Naples and Vienna
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First details of the programme for the 47th edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria 2021, dedicated to the connections between Naples and Vienna

The 47th edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria will take place in Martina Franca during the customary summer period, from the 17th July to the 4th August 2021. The programme – drawn up by Artistic Director Alberto Triola together with Music Director Fabio Luisi – leads us through the Neapolitan Baroque of Alessandro Scarlatti...

Debut of Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos at the Festival della Valle d’Itria  World-class cast conducted by Fabio Luisi
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Debut of Strauss’ Ariadne auf Naxos at the Festival della Valle d’Itria World-class cast conducted by Fabio Luisi

The edition we propose in Martina Franca is the rare 1912 version, with a rhythmic adaptation in Italian by Quirino Principe; featuring Carmela Remigio, Jessica Pratt, Pietro Pretti, and Vittorio Prato among the protagonists of the performance directed by Walter Pagliaro Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca Tuesday 21 July, 9pm Live streaming from the Web TV...

Il borghese gentiluomo by Strauss opens the 46th Festival della Valle d’Itria
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Il borghese gentiluomo by Strauss opens the 46th Festival della Valle d’Itria

Starring Stefano Massini; Michele Spotti conducting the Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari; Davide Gasparro authors the mise en espace Franco Punzi reaches his 40th year as president of the Festival  Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca Tuesday 14 July, 9pm Live streaming on the Web TV of the Fondazione Paolo Grassi and on Italiafestival.tv Il borghese...

Festival della Valle d’Itria: the 46th edition, with its great voices of our time, hosts the myth of Ariadne, between the Palazzo Ducale, our cloisters, and country houses
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Festival della Valle d’Itria: the 46th edition, with its great voices of our time, hosts the myth of Ariadne, between the Palazzo Ducale, our cloisters, and country houses

Between the 14th July and the 2nd August we have two performances in the name of Strauss: Le Bourgeois Gentilhomme conducted by Michele Spotti, and Ariadne auf Naxos conducted by Fabio Luisi; we also have a series of concerts with some of the best belcanto performers of our time. Amongst our singers feature Anna Caterina...

Festival della Valle d’Itria: it’s an OK for the 46th edition, to be held from the 14th July to the 2nd August 2020, with a revised programme inspired by Strauss
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Festival della Valle d’Itria: it’s an OK for the 46th edition, to be held from the 14th July to the 2nd August 2020, with a revised programme inspired by Strauss

On the 14thJuly Martina Franca will open its doors with Il borghese gentiluomo conducted by Michele Spotti Arianna a Nasso is conducted by music director Fabio Luisi Confirming our yearly event is a sign that things are picking up for the local economy, and for the workers in the fields of theatre and the performing arts...