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Festival "Vicenza in Lirica" 2019: the Baroque dresses in gold

Seventh edition for the Festival “Vicenza in Lirica” which will be held from August 31st to September 15th, with great names of international opera and young talents. The program includes works, concerts, special evenings, recitals, master classes, conferences and workshops.


Golden glows will light up the 2019 edition of Vicenza in Lirica, the great Festival scheduled from August 31st to September 15th with the artistic direction of Andrea Castello. Promoted by the Concetto Armonico association, the event will be organized in collaboration with the Municipality of Vicenza and Gallerie d'Italia - Palazzo Leoni Montanari, Intesa Sanpaolo's museum in Vicenza, with the patronage of the Veneto Region and Tullio Serafin Historical Archive and with the support of numerous sponsors, partners and collaborators. Main Sponsor of the Festival is Viest Hotel, located at the exit of the Vicenza Est motorway and just a few minutes from the historic center, which makes it an ideal spot for enjoying a lunch break in the garden or for a dinner with friends before the opera.

For the 2019 edition, a special collaboration has also been established with Italian Exhibition Group Spa, on the occasion of the September edition of the Vicenzaoro international jewelry fair: a world-class event, which found an ideal partner in the Festival, closely related to the care and attention for art, culture and beauty. Another important patron of the Vicenza in Lirica 2019 edition, is the La Fenice theater in Venice, which collaborated in the production of costumes for the performers of Galuppi's opera "La diavolessa" based on a Goldoni’s booklet.

Vicenza "City of Gold", known throughout the world for excellence in this sector, will therefore welcome a sparkling Festival like never before, with great Baroque music acting as the fulcrum. The program will be as always of high artistic level and studded with great names, prominent titles and original proposals, while to the young voices of the opera will be offered the opportunity to improve themselves through masterclasses of singing and two “Opera studios”, which will allow them to debut on the extraordinary stage of the Teatro Olimpico, the oldest covered theater in the world.


The concerts


Opening in great style, Saturday 31st August at 9 pm at the Olimpico, entrusted to the execution of the famous Petite Messe Solennelle by Gioachino Rossini, with an extraordinary cast in which the names of Maestro Michele Campanella on the first piano, of the soprano Barbara Frittoli stand out contralto Sara Mingardo, some of the most sought after voices in the world and never before heard together at the Teatro Olimpico.

And if the start of the billboard will be precious and full of emotions, so will the closure. Sunday, September 15, again at the Teatro Olimpico at 9 pm, another great guest of the world opera scene: the bass Ferruccio Furlanetto, who will star in the recital My 45 years with music: a journey through the notes of Brahms, Mussorgsky, Rachmaninov, Puccini, Verdi, Massenet and Mozart, with Natalia Sidorenko on the piano.


Opera productions 


The 2019 production of the Festival will be La Diavolessa by Baldassare Galuppi on a libretto by Carlo Goldoni, scheduled for Thursday 5 and Sunday 8 September at 9pm, entrusted to the experience and fantasy stage of Bepi Morassi, one of the most famous directors on the international scene. The musical part is entrusted to Maestro Francesco Erle, while the revision of the score has been edited by Maestro Franco Rossi, who together with Maestro Erle has given new life to this work, after the great success obtained with Polidoro by Antonio Lotti, brought staged in a world premiere in modern times during the last season of the Festival.

Romanticism, misunderstandings and fun will also characterize the second opera on the bill: The elixir of love by Gaetano Donizetti based on a libretto by Felice Romani, which will see the musical direction of Maestro Sergio Gasparella and the opera debut of Piergiorgio Piccoli, name known of the Vicenza theater. The Elixir of love will take place on Friday 13 and Saturday 14 September at the Olimpico at 8.30pm.


Information, tickets and pre-sales


The complete calendar of the Festival is available on www.vicenzainlirica.it .

As with the previous edition, Vicenza in Lirica promotes rates that are affiliated with the Festival partners, confirming with the territory a strong bond, which is consolidated year by year.

Tickets in advance are available on the circuit www.vivaticket.it and on www.vicenzainlirica.it and www.concettoarmonico.it .
The reduced ticket applies to people under 30 and over 65.

Special promotion for young people aged 14 to 16 years € 8.00. Ticket in the second sector, which can be purchased only one hour before the performance by showing a valid document, immediate entry, non-transferable and subject to availability.

The timetables and the ticket office will be online soon, which will be open from June. For information and reservations: cell. +39 349 6209712; info@vicenzainlirica.it; www.vicenzainlirica.it.