Three new performances for the Autumn Trilogy, which concludes the 28th edition of Ravenna Festival with masterpieces “on the verge of the XX century”: Cavalleria rusticanaPagliacci, and Tosca will be brought on the stage of the Alighieri Theatre on the 24th, 25th, and 26th of November respectively. These new dates are the Festival’s answer to the numerous bookings, coming from  other countries as well: while waiting for the opening of the pre-sale for single and carnet tickets on Monday, September 18, groups of opera-lovers from France, UK, Finland, Israel, the Netherlands, Germany have already chosen the Alighieri Theatre and the city of Ravenna for a three-day journey through Italian opera.

The titles of the 2017 Trilogy marked the twilight of an era and the dawn of a new age: at the end of the XIX century the Italian melodrama was brought to new life, during those very years when the wish for modernity threw the seed of so much art and music, which would be later destined to flower at the heart of the 20th century and whose fruits we still harvest today. In 1890 Mascagni conquered the theatres with the expressive immediacy of his Cavalleria rusticana, imposing “Realism” in music; two years later Leoncavallo transfigured a real-life incident into the grim shades of a relentless passion: the so-called “parola scenica” (stage word) exploded then, taking upon its shoulders the responsibility of throwing new light on a century-old tradition. That same light shines on the tragic heroism of Puccini’s Tosca, whose dramaturgical strength and sophisticated score opened the century.

The Festival presents these three operas on the same stage, in an operatic “tour de force” that turns the Alighieri Theatre in an unremitting and surprising production machine. Cristina Mazzavillani Muti, at the head of her well-appreciated team (light designer Vincent Longuemare, visual designer David Loom, video programmer Davide Broccoli, and costume designer Alessandro Lai) signs direction and stage concept; the “Luigi Cherubini” Youth Orchestra will be led by Vladimir Ovodok – the conductor was a student in the first edition of Riccardo Muti’s Italian Opera Academy – while the singers, many of them very young, have been selected through a long period of auditions.

Following the priority sale of the carnet tickets for the three operas, reserved to the Festival and the Alighieri subscribers, and to tour operators, from Monday, September 18, single tickets (from 15 to 70 euro plus booking fee) and carnet tickets (3 performances: from 40 to 150 euro) will be made available at the box office.

Info and booking:
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Alighieri Theatre, November 17 to 26, 2017

Friday, November 17 (8.30 pm)
Tuesday, November 21 (8.30 pm)
Friday, November 24 (8.30 pm)
Cavalleria rusticana

Saturday, November 18 (8.30 pm)
Wednesday, November 22 (8.30 pm)
Saturday, November 25 (8.30 pm)

Sunday, November 19 (3.30 pm)
Thursday, November 23 (8.30 pm)
Sunday, November 26 (3.30 pm)