MONTECATINIOPERA FESTIVAL, certainly one of the most relevant interesting cultural events in town, is a real evidence of the everlasting link which has always existed between this town and any form of art, in particular music. Although this Festival is principally devoted to classical music and opera fans, its main purpose is to highlight not only the town’s musical tradition, specially the great operas, but also the excellent wine-gastronomic products, focusing on the close relationship between musical culture and the culture of slow food.
The growing number of spectators, mainly foreigners, even after 15 years, contrasting the general trend of crisis and difficulty in many other organizations, confirms the successful formula of the festival.
This season’s programme, from April to October, presents many events, set in the most attractive thermal buildings of Montecatini SPA, either in the amazing historical hall of the Excelsior ,a real jewel of the early 20 th century architecture and the perfect place to enjoy music with the same intimacy as a late 19 th century salon or inside the Tettuccio, which welcomes everybody as in a warm hug and where you can still hear the musical echo of the great composers who have made Montecatini famous all over the world.
The Festival doesn’t neglect the new promising young artists and presents great international artists: the prestigious collaboration with Russian artists from important theatres in St. Petersburg. In the intercultural relationships between Italy and Russia art and specially music have always expressed a strong link between the two countries, both of them very rich of extraordinary works of art, great music schools and highly gifted artists.
We really look forward to welcoming you.You will be very welcome