From Thursday, June 3, streamed contents of the 32nd edition
The light of mosaics shall shine upon the opening of the Ravenna Festival’s streaming: Thursday, the 3rd of June, Teodora, a new chamber opera dedicated to the Byzantine Empress and created for the Basilica of San Vitale, will be the first of the free streamed events on ravennafestival.live, the website which was created in 2020 and has welcomed over 200 thousand spectators from 150 countries around the world. Together with Teodora, the streamed contents included the premiere of L’heure exquise featuring Alessandra Ferri and Carsten Jung, Accademia Bizantina, Giovanni Sollima, the Slovenian Philharmonic Orchestra led by Charles Dutoit, Vinicio Capossela… and many other events in the Rocca Brancaleone, Alighieri Theatre, Basilica of San Francesco but also in Cervia, Lugo, and Russi. Some of the events will be available on ITsART, the new project of the Ministry of Culture.
Streamed events are an important alternative during pandemic times, whether events are closed to the audience or the number of seats has been reduced owing to social distancing. “The pandemic, however, has only sped up that digitization process which is affecting the whole of our experience – says General Manager Antonio De Rosa – a process which can and must be turned into an opportunity. The experience of a live show cannot be replaced, but the ability to explore new languages and tools has always been among the Festival’s strengths. It will be also this time: we accept the responsibility of creating a model relationship between live and streamed events, a balance with no defeated or excluded, but only a greater choice, for everyone”.
Choosing to add streamed contents to the high-quality events to which the Festival’s audience is accustomed, Ravenna Festival pursues an inclusive vision, the same it has built, over the years, also through its multi-genre, cross-genre programmes.