Carmela Remigio, Lisette Oropesa, Joseph Calleja & Markus Werba Headline Festival della Valle d’Itria’s 2021 Season

By Francisco Salazar

The Festival Valle d’Itria in Martina Franca, Italy has announced its 47 edition with the theme “Fiat lux.”

The festival which will be held between July 17 and August 5 will feature international stars from around the world.


Haydn’s “The Creation” will be conducted by Fabio Luisi and will feature Vassily Solodkyy, Alessio Arduini, Jan Antem, and Sabrina Sanza. Fabio Ceresa directs.

Performance Dates: July 17-31, 2021

Raffaele Pe, Carmela Remigio, Francesca Ascioti, Mariam Battistelli, Krystian Adam, and Giuseppina Bridelli star in Scarletti’s “Griselda.” Rosetta Cucchi directs the production conducted by Georg Petrou.

Performance Dates: July 24-August 1, 2021

Porpora’s “L’Angelica” will be performed with all star cast that includes Teresa Iervolino, Francesca Aspromonte, Gaia Petrone, Sergio Foresti, and Barbara Massaro. Federico Maria Sardelli conducts while Gianluca Falaschi directs.

Performance Dates: July 30 & August 3, 2021

Marckus Werba performs Schubert’s “Winterreise” alongside pianist Michele Gamba. The song cycle will be directed by Libero Stelluti.

Performance Date: August 4, 2021

Pauline Viadort’s “Le dernier sorcier” will be performed with William Hernandez, Laura Cruz Bautista, Manuel Rodriguez, Jessica Poppe, and Nikoleta Kapetanidou. Davide Garattini Raimondi directs.

Performance Dates: July 21 & 22, 2021


Angela Meade will give a recital with Carmen Santoro.

Performance Date: July 18, 2021

Pianists Anastasia and Liubov Gromoglasova collaborate on a program of music by Stravinsky, Milhaud, and Bartòk.

Performance Date: July 19, 2021

Julie Fuchs performs a solo recital.

Performance Date: July 20, 2021

Vivica Genaux teams up with Enea Barock Orchestra for a concert.

Performance Date: July 25, 2021

Marianna Pizzolato and Ettore Papadia perform an evening of Italian music.

Performance Date:  July 27, 2021

Veronica Simeoni and Vincenzo Rana perform the final recital of the season.

Performance Date: July 28, 2021

Lisette Oropesa joined by conductor Christopher Franklin perform a Bel Canto recital.

Performance Date: August 2, 2021

Joseph Calleja performs for the centenary of the birth of Astor Piazzolla and the death of Enrico Caruso. Gianluca Marcianò conducts the evening.

Performance Date: August 5, 2021

Raffaele Pe performs music by Scarlatti and Porpora with conductor Giulio Prandi, the Coro Ghislieri, and La Lira d’Orfeo.

Performance Date: July 26, 2021