From 1st July 2017 the striking town of Ravello, on a hilltop overlooking the Amalfi Coast, will be the setting for the 65th Edition of one of the most renowned music festivals in Italy. The Ravello Festival, that in over half a century has hosted excellent symphony orchestras, performers and ensembles from all over the world, will be running from July through August, and it definitely worth a visit for all music, art, sculpture, dance and photography lovers.
Held in different venues around the town, including the amazing Villa Cimbrone, the breath-taking Villa Rufolo and the Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium, the Festival is the outcome of a series of previous initiatives that have made Ravello the well-known “City of Music”.
In 1880 the great German composer Richard Wagner visited the town of Ravello finding in the amazing gardens of Villa Rufolo his “magic garden of Klingsor“. During the 1930s the San Carlo Orchestra of Naples held a couple of concerts in the same place consecrated by the visit of the composer himself by performing Wagner’s music in Ravello and about twenty years later Paolo Caruso and Girolamo Bottiglieri conceived the idea of holding the musical performances on a stage built out over the sea: on the 70th anniversary of Wagner’s death, in the summer of 1953, was inaugurated the first edition of the “Wagnerian concerts in Klingsor Garden” and from that day Richard Wagner’s music has been for many years the core of the Ravello Festival.
The music event will be indeed inaugurated Saturday, July 1st in honour of the German composer with the Walchiria Act and the third Scene of the Sigfrido performed by the Radio Symphony Orchestra of Hungary directed by Adam Fischer, the first of the leading international directors to pay homage to the stage of Villa Rufolo. Here the prestigious program that will enrich Ravello summer by offering many exclusive productions and performances to local and international audience. For additional information please visit the official website or buy tickets online.
65th RAVELLO FESTIVAL
1st July – 30th August 2017