The XXVIII edition of the Ravenna Festival is characterised by an artistic programme including all types of performing arts: symphonic and chamber music, opera, drama, dance, musical theatre, jazz and ethnic music.
The theme of this edition (May 25 – July 22) explores the concept of revolutions and the relationship between power and the artists in the centenary of the Russian Revolution, through the homage to “The Noise of Time”, a title borrowed from Julian Barnes’s novel on Shostakovich and Osip Mandelstam’s memoirs. Along the fil rouge between musical and expressive revolutions, the eye is caught by the Italian premiere of Aleksei Kruchonykh’s Futurist opera “Victory over the Sun” with Matiushin’s music and Kazimir S. Malevich’s set and costumes. Once again Riccardo Muti and his Cherubini Youth Orchestra will be protagonists of the “Roads of Friendship” project, which in 2017 celebrates 20 years of unforgettable concerts dedicated to the friendship among peoples in cities marked by history. Besides great symphonic music (conductors such as Temirkanov, Bychkov, and soloists Giovanni Sollima and Anne-Sophie Mutter) and dance (Olivier Dubois, Ballet Nacional de Cuba, Svetlana Zakharova...), the programme includes important events where music and the great B&W cinema meet. The Festival will also feature a section dedicated to Dante, starting from the 34 days of “Inferno” by Marco Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari; concerts in the Byzantine basilicas with tributes to Arcangelo Corelli and Claudio Monteverdi, and a tribute to India with three days of Darbar Festival, Shobana Jeyasingh’s Dance, Anoushka Shankar. The daily events return to the Franciscan Cloisters by the Tomb of Dante, with the homage to the Poet at 11am, and to the Basilica of San Vitale with the Vespers at 7pm.
Ravenna Incoming offers holiday packages combined with any Ravenna Festival performance (availability checked in real time, ticket price not included). Two options are available: Easy and Charme, depending on hotel category (3 or 4 stars). Prices per person: Easy from € 125 and Charme from € 165.
Each holiday package (minimum 2 persons) includes: 2 nights accommodation (B&B in double room, additional nights on request), 1 lunch or dinner (drinks included) and entrance ticket to Unesco monuments in the historical centre of Ravenna.
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