An Italian opera festival prudently resumes

An Italian opera festival prudently resumes


norman lebrecht

May 24, 2020

The Valle d’Itria Festival says it will take place in modified form from 14 July to 2 August in the Apulia town of Martina Franca.

The programme includes two Strauss operas in the open air – Ariadne auf Naxos and Le bourgeois gentilhomme –

The music director is Fabio Luisi.

Report here.



  • fred says:

    no problem for a modified form, this programming is audience poison anyway, come back celetti and segalini

  • John Gilmor says:

    Hello Ed, and thanks for this encouraging bit of news! That festival is a major one of the Euro Summer Festivals. Ariadne auf Naxos is an opera and sometimes performed with the other piece which is actually a short play with music.
    Ariadne is one of my big favorites.
    So it sounds like you and Jim are doing well. Glad to hear that. Cheers!