Source: press office Musincantus Association
The festival, co-organised by the Municipality of Cortina d'Ampezzo and the Musincantus Association, will run from 17 July to 10 September and features the collaboration of major cultural operators in the Veneto region: Teatro Stabile del Veneto, Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, Teatro Sociale di Rovigo, OPV - Orchestra di Padova e del Veneto.
This year the musical genres and appointments will multiply: jazz by the great trumpeter Fabrizio Bosso will open the musical programme, followed by the unusual trio formed by tenor Fabio Sartori, bass Riccardo Zanellato and actress Lella Costa, who will perform a tribute to Giuseppe Verdi. Great expectations also for Handel's Royal Fireworks, a spectacular concert on the Cinque Torri with the Italian Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by Beatrice Venezi, Il barbiere di Siviglia in scenic form with a new production by CortinAteatro and VivaVoceSummertime.
Two appointments with the theatre, both co-productions of the Teatro Stabile del Veneto: La bisbetica domata and Romeo and Juliet l'amore Ť saltimbanco. There are also initiatives dedicated to children and master classes for young musicians and singers.
CortinAteatro, Cortina d'Ampezzo concert and theatre season co-organised by the Municipality of Cortina d'Ampezzo and the Musincantus association in collaboration with the Teatro Stabile del Veneto, is back to brighten up the summer in the Queen of the Dolomites. From 17 July to 10 September, the second summer edition of CortinAteatro features 16 multidisciplinary events, including music - from opera to jazz, from musical theatre to a cappella choral performances - and theatre, with spectacular site-specific adaptations.
It is a tradition, - introduced Cristiano Corazzari, Councillor for Culture of the Veneto Region, -†that CortinAteatro initiatives are presented at the headquarters of the Veneto Region and then take the road to the UNESCO World Heritage Dolomites, confirming the importance of sharing and love for this wonderful land of ours that is Veneto. The Ampezzo concert and theatre season is part of the calendar of RetEventi Cultura Veneto, and specifically RetEventi of the Province of Belluno. A project strongly supported by the Veneto Region, in the conviction that it is fundamental to work in a network logic. A second edition, made possible thanks to the commitment of the Musincantus Association, the Municipality of Cortina and the Teatro Stabile del Veneto, which adds value and content to the culture and history of the Veneto, as well as promoting and enhancing the cultural and local heritage.
CortinAteatro is a project aimed at different targets, from residents to international audiences, from connoisseurs to neophytes, from adults to children, with a special focus on educational entertainment. The fundamental objective of the entire programme is to create a season capable of interacting and integrating with the city's tourist and cultural offerings.†
This year, -†explains Edoardo Bottacin, president of Musincantus and artistic director of CortinAteatro, - the relationship with the territory has been further intensified and important new collaborations have been established, such as the one with the Val Boite State Institute of Art of Cortina d'Ampezzo for the creation of elements for the window display of the main street of the city inspired by the opera "The Barber of Seville", or with TEDx Cortina, an event that we will inaugurate with a performance by Danilo Stagni, first horn soloist at La Scala and teacher of our horn masterclass, in co-production with the Cortina Festival of Bands. There is also no shortage of co-productions with venetian organisations, including the Teatro Sociale di Rovigo-Teatro Di Tradizione and the Orchestra Machiavelli di Verona.†
After months in which we were deprived of contacts and emotions, culture is back in the Ampezzo summer. - says Gianpietro Ghedina, Mayor of Cortina d'Ampezzo - CortinAteatro is another point scored by my administration, which is constantly looking for new cultural projects capable of attracting the sensitivity of big names in the arts. A prestigious project born from winning and now consolidated synergies: the Municipality of Cortina d'Ampezzo, the cultural association Musincantus and the Teatro Stabile del Veneto, together to celebrate the incomparable beauty of the Queen of the Dolomites through the language of art, music and theatre. The setting of the Dolomites, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, proves to be the ideal stage for events of international calibre for everyone, citizens, guests, visitors, young and old alike. The CortinAteatro summer festival is part of our "welcome back", a new way to welcome you and return to nourish your soul with beauty.
The resumption of a multidisciplinary festival like this one is news that makes us very happy - says Giampiero Beltotto, president of the Teatro Stabile del Veneto - Together with the reopening of theatres in our cities, we can only be pleased to be able to return to run our productions to animate places like the Queen of the Dolomites. Thanks to the trust and recognition of the Region and the Municipality of Cortina, the Teatro Stabile del Veneto is once again able to play its role at the service of the territory.
Music. The inauguration will take place on Saturday 17 July at 8.45 pm at the Alexander Girardi Hall with the jazz concert Tandem by Fabrizio Bosso, one of the most famous jazz trumpet players of our time, and the excellent pianist Julian Olivier Mazzariello in collaboration with the prestigious Treviso suona Jazz Festival. It will then continue on Sunday 25 July at 20. 45 at the Alexander Girardi Hall with a tribute to Giuseppe Verdi, a Musincantus - Teatro Sociale di Rovigo co-production celebrating the 120th anniversary of the death of the greatest Italian opera composer of the 19th century and featuring the great lyric tenor Fabio Sartori, the bass Riccardo Zanellato, winner of the 2019 Oscar for opera, and the actress Lella Costa, who will guide us through the main works of the genius from Busseto, accompanied by the Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, conducted by maestro Gerardo Felisatti from Rovigo.
The appointment with great music will be renewed on Tuesday 3 August with a unique event, supported by Banca Generali Private: at 8.45 pm in the magical setting of the west wall of the Cinque Torri you can watch The Royal Fireworks, an amazing performance of notes and plays of light featuring the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana conducted by Beatrice Venezi, the youngest woman to conduct an orchestra in Europe (press conference to follow).
Thursday 12 August will see the long-awaited opera, which has traditionally been a feature of the festival: this year the Alexander Girardi Hall will host Il Barbiere di Siviglia, an opera buffa in two acts by Gioacchino Rossini with a libretto by Cesare Sterbini, staged and directed by Tommaso Franchin in a new production by CortinAteatro. Jacopo Cacco will conduct the Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta and conduct the opera, flanked by a cast of stars including mezzo-soprano Paola Gardina, baritone Alessandro Luongo and tenor Francisco Brito.
On Friday 20 August at 10.00 a.m. on the west wall of the Cinque Torri, Danilo Stagni, first horn of the Teatro alla Scala and teacher of the horn Mastreclass promoted by CortinAteatro, will open TEDx Cortina with a musical contribution.
On Friday 27 and Saturday 28 August it will be the turn of VivaVoceSummertime: the Treviso festival of a cappella music, organised by Musincantus, will take to the mountains for a double summer event in Piazza Dibona at 8.45 pm, with the Roman vocal quintet Occhi chiusi in mare aperto and Trentino group Alter Ego.
Music will accompany us until Sunday 29th August, when at 8.45pm at the Alexander Girardi Hall you can enjoy Misterioso Barocco with violinists Davide De Ascaniis and Louise Antonello and Machiavelli Youth Orchestra of Verona.
Theatre. There will be two plays on the bill this year, both co-produced and proposed by the Teatro Stabile del Veneto and staged at 20.45 at the Alexander Girardi Hall:†
Saturday 31 July will begin with The Taming of the Shrew, a text by William Shakespeare and adaptation by Andrea Pennacchi, directed by Silvia Paoli (co-production with Bresci Theatre), while Friday 10 September will close the show Romeo and Juliet love is an acrobat, original subject of Marco Zoppello who is also director, co-produced with Stivalaccio Theatre.
Children. Two famous musical tales are scheduled for the youngest: Tuesday 27 July at 9.00 a.m. in the woods of the Tofane with Peter and the Wolf, by Sergej Sergeevi Prokof'ev, with the Orchestra Regionale Filarmonia Veneta, and Tuesday 24 August at 9.00 a.m. in the woods of Fiames, arriving at 2.00 p.m. at the Alexander Girardi Hall with Il Carnevale degli animali, by Camille Saint-SaŽns, which will be performed by the OPV - Orchestra di Padova e del Venet with narration by Alice Centazzo.
Masterclasses. As well as being a showcase for already established artists, CortinAteatro wants to be an opportunity for rising talents in music and opera, and for this reason this year it is once again organising two masterclasses for students and professionals in the splendid setting of Cortina d'Ampezzo with excellent teachers. From 22 to 25 August there will be an opera singing masterclass in collaboration with the Istituto Musicale Dea ZimaMusica+Cortina with Maestro Enrico Stinchelli, opera director and musicologist, who is particularly well-known to the general public for his Radio3 programme La Barcaccia.†
To conclude, the students will give a concert in Piazza Dibona on Wednesday 25 August at 6 pm.†
From 23 to 27 August there will be a Horn Masterclass, conducted by Danilo Stagni, first solo horn of the Teatro alla Scala, which will conclude with a concert by the students on Friday 27 August in Piazza Dibona at 6 pm.