The 51st edition of the Festival delle Nazioni is dedicated to the music culture of the Czech Republic.
The programme is made of eighteen main events and many collateral shows which will take place, according to tradition, in artistic venues in Città di Castello and in some of the most evocative villages of the upper valley of the Tiber; the tribute to the Czech Republic ends the wide project dedicated to the great war, started in 2014 with Armenia and developed in the following three years with a focus on Austria, France and Germany.
There are many internationally renowned artists and original projects in this 51st edition. Three orchestras: Gioachino Rossini Philharmonic directed by Donato Renzetti, Philharmonic Orchestra of southern Bohemia, directed by Jan Talich and the Virtuosi Italiani directed by Aldo Sisillo.
Among the music chamber groups is worth mentioning the comeback of the string quartet of the Berliner Philharmoniker and the participations of Pavel Šporcl with his Gipsy Way Ensemble, of Federico Mondelci with the Italian Saxophone Quartet, of Auser Musici by Carlo Ipata, of the duo composed by violinist Sara Pastine and pianist Giulia Contaldo and of the duo composed by clarinestist Mattia Aceto and pianist Silvia Ciammaglichella.
The solo pianist this year will be Martin Kasík from Prague.
Among the contemporary voices we will be welcoming pop singer Lenny, Black Light Theatre Srnec a theatre company from Prague and a modern dance company by National Ballet of the Moravia-Silesia theatre.
Original productions will concern the great themes of this current edition: the stolen orange or Mozart’s travel to Prague based upon text by Sandro Cappelletto and music by Claudio Scannavini,1968 Prague Spring text by Ivan Teobaldelli and music with live electronics by Claudio Panariello; Brundibar di Hans Krása, is a play for children made for the local schools in collaboration with Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Modena; last but not least comes the show dedicated to Rossini, created and staged by Teatro Lirico Sperimentale Adriana Belli from Spoleto.
Immagine di Andrea Lensi