Montecatini Opera Festival

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April 19 - October 25

Since the 19th century the greatest Italian opera composers  used to spend some time in Montecatini Terme to have a rest and to get inspiration for their music, which has  contributed  to make this spa town well known all over the world.

The Festival presents  the great tradition of the opera , offering  the new generations,who are tomorrow’s audiences , the opportunity to know a  really important part of Montecatini’s history .  Montecatini Opera Festival , totally dedicated to  opera  lovers,  is  realized by the Parnaso  cultural association  with the support of the town council and the spa facilities.

It started in 1999 and has gradually grown in number and importance of the events, nowadays attracting people from different parts of the world.The  list of famous international artists who have come and even returned is quite long. At present the Festival is well merged with the town itself and its inhabitants  and it is recognized  one of the great musical festivals  taking place in Italy ,especially during the Summer

Since 2005 the Festival has had its own orchestra which cooperates with well-known artists. This orchestra is formed by musicians already playing in important Italian orchestras or musicians teaching in conservatories or academies of music. The orchestra offers different ensembles. Its repertoire is really large: from baroque music to classicism.

Although this Festival is principally devoted to classical music and opera fans. Its main purpose is to highlight not only the town’s musical tradition, specially the great operas, but also the excelle

nt wine-gastronomic products, focusing on the close relationship between musical culture and the culture of slow food.

Details

Start:
April 19
End:
October 25
Website:
http://www.montecatinioperafestival.it/

Organiser

Assoziazione Cultural Il Parnasso
Phone:
+39 329 3456847
Email:
info@montecatinioperafestival.it
Website:
http://www.montecatinioperafestival.it/

Venue

Montecatini Terme
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