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“Estate all’italiana Festival” – 63 Festival of the Two World of Spoleto – “Orpheus” by Claudio Monteverdi

Accademia Bizantina, conducted by Ottavio Dantone, performs Monteverdi’s famous opera in the area in front of the Spoleto Cathedral.

Thursday, August 20, 2020, 3:30pm (9:30pm, Rome)

Piazza Duomo, Spoleto

The Orfeo by Claudio Monteverdi is considered the first complete expression of the opera, designed with the aspiration to “merge” different forms of representation; symbolically, the 2020 edition of the Festival of the Two World of Spoleto will open with this opera which, after over four centuries, remains a landmark in the Italian and world music heritage. The place for the performance will be the area in front of the Spoleto Cathedral; here, in respect of the music of Monteverdi and in perfect union with the dramaturgy, Accademia Bizantina, conducted by Ottavio Dantone, will once again give life to the human and universal story of Orfeo.

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The show is available for free for streaming and on-demand for 48 hours, upon registration, on 

Estate all’italiana Festival” offers a program of over 20 shows of high artistic profile that will be available for free online – in streaming and on demand for 48 hours, thanks to the finalized collaboration with ItaliaFestival, an Association that brings together some of the most important realities among Italian festivals, including the Ravenna Festival, the Puccini Festival, the Napoli Teatro Festival, the Valle d’Itria Festival, the Santarcargelo Festival, the Emilia Romagna Festival, live villages in Piedmont, art harmonies in Calabria and the Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto.

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  • Organized by: Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto 2020
  • In collaboration with: Estate all'italiana Festival
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