The “Festival della Valle d’Itria” in London for the International Opera Awards night Gala
This night the winners will be announced. The event from Martina Franca was nominated as “Best Festival of the year”
The President Franco Punzi is in London to represent the Festival from Martina Franca at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London, this night (Monday 29th of April) at the Gala, where the International Opera Awards 2019 will be assigned in live recording on the british radio channel BBC3.
It will be a long show – there are 18 different prizes – with guests from all over the world, some of whome will perform in the music shows that will take place during the night. The “Festival della Valle d’Itria” is the only Italian event running for the Best Festival prize.
The contenders are: Garsington Opera (a british Festival, near to London, operating since 1989), Janáček Brno Festival (a homage from the Czech city to the famous composer), Opera Holland Park (a new event which takes place in a park in London, inspired by inclusion and social responsibility), Prototype Festival (a New York Festival dedicated to new music and multidisciplinary projects), Ruhrtriennale (founded in Germany in 2002, in a post-industrial area, with 30 productions every year that goes from music to art, from pop music to jazz music, with triennial series dedicated to different themes and conductors).
The Italian participation is very close and prestigious. Together with the Festival from Martina Franca, the other Italian candidates are: Teatro alla Scala’s choir, the conductor Michele Mariotti, the scenographer Paolo Fantin, the singers Anna Caterina Antonacci, Daniela Barcellona, Rosa Feola, Alex Esposito, the premiere of Fin de partie by Kurtág at the Teatro alla Scala.