After the success of summer 2017, again we will see the exposition that anticipates, in some appealing locations in the province of Brescia, the great event of the Festa dell’Opera. In anticipation of Saturday, September 15th – the official date Festa dell’Opera 2018 – those of the public who are fans of the event, but also those who are not familiar with the ‘bel canto’, can enjoy the atmosphere of the festival in nine demonstrations which will prelude the main event.
From Sunday 1st July to Tuesday 4th September, nine locations, some of the most evocative in the province of Brescia, will welcome singers and musicians for fascinating Opera concerts, all with free admission (subject to availability).
The first event will be held Sunday, July 1st at 9 pm at the Church of the Holy Trinity of Ponte di Legno, famously containing works by Giovanni Battista Ramus, founder of the well known family of carvers active in Italy in the seventeenth century. On Thursday, July 5th at 9 pm, opera melodies will echo between the lake landscapes of Toscolano Maderno, and then on Tuesday 10th July at 9 pm reach the shores of Lake Idro in the fourteenth-century Parish Church of Santa Maria in Undas. Following this will be an exhibition on Thursday, July 12th, again at 9 pm, at the splendid Castle of Padernello. The concerts will continue on Saturday 21st July at 9.00 pm in the Castle Park of Carmagnola di Clusane di Iseo, a fabulous fifteenth-century residence; on Wednesday, July 25th at 9.00 pm the Anteprima della Festa dell’Opera will arrive at the Bonoris Castle of Montichiari – one of the most important examples of neo-Gothic architecture in Lombardy – and the following day, Thursday, July 26th, the twentieth century park Villa Glisenti Villa Carcina. After the summer break, the final events are scheduled for Saturday, September 1st at Orzinuovi – during the traditional event of the Brescia lowland – and on Tuesday 4th September in Sirmione, in the park of the private residence Villa Callas
The pieces proposed in the programs will offer a selection of the most famous arias from Italian and international opera tradition, as well as some rarely heard gems. As a corollary of the artistic proposal, during the preview days, before the concerts, there will be some surprise moments that will involve citizens and tourists in unexpected lyrical performances.
The project Anteprima della Festa dell’Opera 2018 is realized by Fondazione del Teatro Grande and the Province of Brescia, in collaboration with the Fondazione Provincia di Brescia Eventi.
For information about every concert check the page Festa Preview.