The unknowns of Puglia

The titles of the operas to be performed at the 48th edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria have been revealed. As usual, the famous opera festival in Martina Franca, in the beautiful Italian region of Puglia, is offering little or no known works. From 19 July to 6 August 2022, the new artistic director Sebastian F. Schwarz is offering four titles ranging from the 17th century to the present day: Cavalli’s Il Xerse (premiered in 1655), Bellini’s Beatrice di Tenda (1833) in a concert version conducted by Fabio Luisi, Arrigo Pedrollo’s Delitto e castigo (1926) based on Dostoyevsky’s Crime and Punishment, and finally the world premiere of Nicola Campogrande’s Opera italiana (composed in 2010). The courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale in Martina Franca will host the performances and also the recently renovated Teatro Verdi.


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Photo : Teatro Verdi