Festival della Valle d’Itria
The Festival della Valle d’Itria is a summer opera festival held in the south eastern Italian town of Martina Franca in the Apulia region. The Festival was founded in 1975 and performances are given in July and August each summer on a specially constructed stage in the outdoor courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale.
The primary aim of the festival is to present obscure, neglected or rarely performed works, and often works in the standard operatic repertoire are given in their original versions (such as Verdi’s original 1857 version of Simon Boccanegra).
Orlando furioso (2017)
Orlando furioso by A.Vivaldi, from Festival della Valle d'Itria, performed at Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca, 2017. Directed by Fabio Ceresa, conductor Diego Fasolis, starring Riccardo Novaro, Sonia Prina, Michela Antenucci, Lucia Cirillo, Loriana Castellano, Konstantin Derri, Luigi Schifano. Su...
Rinaldo by G. F. Handel/L. Leo, from Festival della Valle d'Itria, performed at Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca, 2019. Directed by Giorgio Sangati, conductor Fabio Luisi, starring Carmela Remigio, Francesca Ascioti,Valentina Cardinali,Dara Savinova, Teresa Iervolino, Francisco Fernández-Rueda, Lor...
Margherita d'Anjou (2017)
Margherita d'Anjou by G.Meyerbeer, from Festival della Valle d'Itria, performed at Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca, 2017.Directed by Alessandro Talevi, conductor Fabio Luisi, starring Lorenzo Izzo, Giulia De Blasis, Arcangelo Carbotti, Anton Rositskiy, Gaia Petrone, Bastian Thomas Kohl, Laurence M...
Amica by P. Mascagni from Festival della Valle d'Itria, 2007. Directed by Alessio Pizzech, conductor Manlio Benzi, starring Anna Malavasi, David Sotgiu, Pierluigi Dilengite, Francesca De Giorgi and Marcello Rosiello. Performed in French and subtitles in English and French.
Marcella by U.Giordano, from Festival della Valle d'Itria, 2007. Directed by Alessio Pizzech, conductor Manlio Benzi, starring Giovanni Coletta, Danilo Formaggia, Natalizia Carone, Pierluigi Dilengite, Serena Daolio, Angelica Girardi, Graziano De Pace, Mara D'antini, Marcello Rosiello and Maria R...
Crispino e la Comare (2013)
Crispino e la Comare by L.Ricci and F. Ricci, from Festival della Valle d'Itria, 2013. Directed by Alessandro Talevi, conductor conductor Jader Bignamini, starring Stefania Bonfadelli, Carmine Monaco, Mattia Olivieri, Alessandro Spina, Lucia Conte, Romina Boscolo, Francesco Castoro, Domenico Co...
Giovanna d'Arco (2013)
Giovanna d'Arco by G.Verdi, from Festival della Valle d'Itria, 2013. Directed by Fabio Ceresac, Conductor Riccardo Frizza, starring Jessica Pratt, Julian Kim, Jean-françois Borras, Emanuele Cordaro and Roberto Cervellera. Performed in Italian and subtitles in German, English, French, Italian and ...
Capuleti e Montecchi (2005)
Capuleti e Montecchi by V. Bellini, from Festival della Valle d'Itria, performed at Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca, 2005. Directed by Denis Krief, conductor Luciano Acocella, starring Patrizia Ciofi, Clara Polito, Federico Sacchi, Nicola Amodio, Danilo Formaggia. Subtitled in English, German, Spa...