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 inauguration is carried out by a rarity of the bel canto repertoire such as La Rappresaglia by Saverio Mercadante, (the 14th, 26th, and 29th of July 2020): therefore a frequent appointment in Martina Franca programs with the early Italian 20th century, Gli amanti sposi by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari (the 19th and 24th of July and the 1st of August) title never resumed in contemporary age, therefore Leonora by
Ferdinando Paër (25th, 28th and 31st of July).
These titles will also be accompanied by the now awaited interludes of the Neapolitan School, destined for the successful “Opera in masseria” initiative, the Junior Festival, a bel canto concert on the 18th of July and a symphonic concert directed by Fabio Luisi on the 2nd of August.
«The Martinese festival – president Franco Punzi says – has among its characteristics the ability to renew itself year by year both in content and in the ways of fruition and also for the 2020 edition, always along the path traced by the teachings of Paolo Grassi , we aim to consolidate the international prestige enjoyed by the event and, at the same time, to a greater presence of young audiences, to whom we offer particularly favourable purchasing conditions and also to that resident in Martina which has supported us for 46 editions».