The Festival della Valle d’Itria will move forward with a revised 2020 edition.
The festival, which takes place in Martina Franca, Italy and is set to celebrate its 46th edition, will showcase two rare operas at the Atrio of the Palazzo Ducale.
The first title will be Richard Strauss’ “Arianna a Nasso” conducted by Fabio Luisi in a new Italian version. The opera will get four performances from July 19 through August 2.
The second work will be Molière’s comedy “Il borghese gentiluomo,” which will presented as a monologue with music by Strauss. Michele Spotti will conduct the work, which opens the festival on July 14 and runs through August 1.
Both works will feature the orchestra from the Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari and will be directed by Walter Pagliaro. The festival opens on July 14 and runs through August 2.
The festival, which originally expected to present Mercadante’s “La rappresaglia,” Wolf-Ferrari’s “Gli amanti sposi” and Paër’s “Leonora,” announced that ticket holders will be contacted.
The Festival della Valle d’Itria is the latest Italian festival to move forward with a revised scheduled following the Rossini Opera Festival’s announcement.