46th Festival della Valle d’Itria
The 46th edition is confirmed: from the 14th July to the 2nd August 2020
The 2020 edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria is confirmed. After months of doubt, apprehension and great attention by festival directors as a consequence of the Covid-19 emergency, the Committee of the Fondazione Paolo Grassi – the promoting foundation behind the festival led by President Franco Punzi – has approved the revisitation of the programme, presented by artistic director Alberto Triola and music director Fabio Luisi.
The courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale – re-organised according to current security requirements – will see the staging of two rare works by Richard Strauss: Arianna a Nasso (21, 24, 26 July, and 2 August) conducted by Fabio Luisi, in a new version in Italian of the libretto edited by Quirino Principe and in a semiscenic version by Walter Pagliaro; and also Molière’s commedia Il Borghese gentiluomo rearranged as a monologue, with mise en espace by Davide Gasparro, with music by the Munich composer and conducted by Michele Spotti. He will inaugurate the opening night on the 14th July (with repeats on the 22, 25 July and 1 August). As per original plan, the Orchestra is that of the Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari.