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  • 11/04/2014
    Ravenna Festival 'scopre' un nuovo luogo e annuncia un nuovo spettacolo

    Ambrogio Sparagna nella Pineta di San Giovanni presso la sede di Micoperi. La virtuosa consuetudine di Ravenna Festival che ogni anno “scopre” e propone alla città un nuovo luogo di spettacolo non poteva mancare nell’edizione che segna i primi 25 anni della manifestazione. Quest’anno il Festival invita il suo pubblico ad addentrarsi nella Pineta di San Giovanni, un piccolo lembo del ‘bosco di Ravenna’ non lontano dalla nostra città oggi custodito all’interno dell’area dove hanno sede gli uffici direzionali dell’azienda Micoperi (via Trieste 279), che martedì 1 luglio (21.00) ospiterà “Le trincee del cuore”, un progetto di Ambrogio Sparagna che raccoglie i canti popolari della Prima guerra mondiale. Un palcoscenico che nasce grazie alla preziosa collaborazione con Micoperi, nuovo prestigioso partner del Festival, il cui Amministratore Delegato Silvio Bartolotti ha deciso di aprire le porte della sua azienda alla città.

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  • 08/02/2014
    1990-2014: Celebrating 25 Years of Festival

    On the evening of 1 July 1990 – nine o’clock had just struck when Riccardo Muti raised his baton on the podium of La Scala Theatre Orchestra and the Swedish Radio Choir, and Movement I, Adagio – Allegro spiritoso from Mozart’s Symphony No. 36 in C major, K. 425, known as the Linz Symphony, resounded within the ancient Venetian walls of the Brancaleone Fortress. This was the birth of the Ravenna Festival...

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  • 08/02/2014
    1914: The Year that changed the World

    Few events in modern history have had such a profound impact on European culture as the Great War. Also, such unexpected, devastating and traumatizing turning points are definitely rare and extraordinary: the Great War 1914-1918 produced enormous changes in the political, economic, social and cultural fields, and had an inevitable impact on the more intimate level of the individual conscience.

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  • 08/02/2014
    The Concert at Redipuglia

    The theme of the ‘Great War’ will be declined in some of its many facets along a path that will lead us to the solemn memorial concert hosted in Redipuglia and enclosed in the programme for the National Commemoration of the First World War. After the usual Pala de André date for the Ravenna audience, the Paths of Friendship project will lead us there for a Requiem for the victims of all wars.

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  • 08/02/2014
    Symphonic Music

    A particularly rich section of the Festival is dedicated to symphonic music with some of the best conductors of our time, whose names are familiar to the Festival’s audience, as Yuri Temirkanov, Kent Nagano, Valerij Gergiev and Riccardo Muti.

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  • 08/02/2014
    Nineteen-fourteen

    One of the 1914-related events features Moni Ovadia and Lucilla Galeazzi in a Ravenna Festival-Mittlefest commission, Doppio Fronte. Oratorio per la grande guerra. They will propose a new, heterogeneous interpretation of the Great War from the bottom-up perspective of lower-class people from all over Italy...

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  • 08/02/2014
    Music and War at the Rasponi dalle Teste Palace

    The ‘war’ theme will be further developed into one of the Festival’s sections, ‘Music and War’. With a time-frame ranging from the Renaissance to the present day, this 3-day section will feature, among others, l’Ensemble Ottoni Romantici, La Venexiana conducted by Claudio Cavina, l’Ensemble La Pifaresca, il Cafebaum Banda Barocca with puppeteer Giacomo Cuticchio.

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  • 08/02/2014
    Dinner with OperaUpClose

    Musical theatre also features in the programme with the new versions of such opera blockbusters as Bohème and L’Elisir d’amore by the young and energetic crew of OperaUpClose, the innovative and daring London-based opera company run by Robin Norton-Hale. The ensemble learnt the ropes in one of London’s few surviving pub theatres...

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  • 08/02/2014
    Dance & Ballet

    The dance and ballet programme is quite varied. The Festival will open with Svetlana Zakharova, widely regarded as the greatest Russian ballerina, and three étoiles from the Bolshoi Theatre accompanied by the Cherubini Youth Orchestra led by Zakharova’s own husband, Vadim Repin, in the dual role of violinist and conductor: an important event confirming the top quality of our 25th programme...

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  • 08/02/2014
    Drama

    Alongside the above-mentioned ‘war theme’ productions, the drama section of this year’s Festival will propose A te come te, a poignant ‘staged reading’ by Ermanna Montanari, conceived by Gabriele Allevi and Luca Doninelli on texts by Giovanni Testori and directed by Marco Martinelli. The section also features a preview of Father and son, the stage version of Michele Serra’s recent bestseller Gli sdraiati, with Claudio Bisio directed by Giorgio Gallione.

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  • 08/02/2014
    Sunday Liturgies and Sacred Music

    The traditional appointment for the four Sunday liturgies in the beautiful basilicas of Ravenna will also dwell on the Great War theme. No ideology or study, proceeding by categories and statements of principle, can reach - or bothers to reach - the tragedy of real flesh-and-blood men. Who can embrace their mystery, who can enter the most contradictory paradox of human conflicts to become a companion for those who, on opposite sides and with different uniforms, share ‘a common mood’?

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  • 08/02/2014
    The Merrymaking: Enchanted Beasts, Weddings and 'Taranta' Dancers

    The visionary singer-songwriter from Irpinia, Vinicio Capossela, is back at the Festival with a two-part focus: Il carnevale degli animali e alter bestie d’amore is an upscale project where the famous composition by Camille Saint-Saëns and the songs by Capossela are sewn together in a narrative that leads the audience through the stories of legendary animals, symbols and bestiaries, on a ride with the ‘enchanted beasts’, as the animals performing with acrobats were once called.

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  • 08/02/2014
    Music and Cinema: Charlie Chaplin to Buñuel.

    The series of concerts/visions combining music and cinema will be resumed this year with two appointments at the Brancaleone Fortress. The Concert for film and orchestra is an original project by Sacri Cuori, a cult band from Romagna with a worldwide vocation, who recently signed the soundtrack of Matteo Oleotto’s recent feature film, Zoran il mio nipote scemo, winner of the Critics’ Week prize at the Venice Film Festival.

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  • 08/02/2014
    The Autumn Trilogy: the Mariinsky Theatre Ballet and Orchestra

    After a great success with audience and critics in 2012 and 2013, featuring two Verdi trilogies in celebration of the composer’s 200th birthday, the month of October will re-propose the innovative formula of the Autumn Trilogy, extending the Festival’s length and the city’s cultural offer well beyond the summer season and promoting cultural tourism (it is worth noting that, during the Shakespeare-Verdi Trilogy, the presence of 1,200 foreign visitors was recorded in town).

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