Valle d’Itria 2020
The 46th edition of the Festival will take place in Martina Franca from 14th July to 4th August, according to the program approved by the Board of Directors of the Paolo Grassi Foundation, led by President Franco Punzi, and presented by the artistic director Alberto Triola with the musical director Fabio Luisi.
The 46th edition
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.
Around the theme of Ariadne, situated between the Baroque world and recuperation of classical culture, we have developed a series of other musical and cultural events which we will present in detail after finalising the details of all the aspects proposed by the new ministerial guidelines, currently being updated daily: from social distancing to the entrance of the audience, from the artists’ travel arrangements to health and safety on the workplace.