Festival dei Due Mondi

Festival dei Due Mondi 2024

From 28 June to 14 July 2024 the Festival dei Due Mondi returns to Spoleto with its 67th edition, which will host the best international performing experiences, enhancing theatres, open-air spaces and unconventional venues.
At the centre of the programme are two operas and two original readings: Ariadne auf Naxos by Strauss, entrusted to the Budapest Festival Orchestra and conductor Iván Fischer, and Orpheus and Eurydice by Gluck, directed by Damiano Michieletto and the National Orchestra of Santa Cecilia. Myth guides the reflection of this edition, as a cultural element that forces a confrontation with unresolved questions, as an expression of the complex relationship between individuals and society, of the experiences that resonate collectively and are at the basis of Western civilisation.
The midday concerts will explore various musical archetypes with artists such as the JACK Quartet, La Lira di Orfeo, the Budapest Festival Orchestra and the Perugia Chamber Orchestra. Alessandro Baricco will premiere his 'Short and Heretical History of Classical Music' with The Curious Legacy of Orpheus.
Daniel Lopatin, known as Oneohtrix Point Never, one of the most influential names in international electronic music, will be present exclusively in Italy. 

Special guest is Isabelle Adjani, who gives voice to texts by giants of French and Italian literature. The focus on young directors and playwrights brings director Antonio Latella back to work with students from the Silvio d'Amico National Academy of Dramatic Art for four new shows.
Dance bursts in with world star Friedemann Vogel, a new creation by Wayne McGregor, a large production in Piazza Duomo by Yoann Bourgeois, accompanied by musician Hania Rani, and again with Mehdi Kerkouche and Dimitri Chamblas with Kim Gordon, bassist of Sonic Youth.
Many appointments for the city: Stefano Mancuso returns for a new lectio magistralis while the dancers of the Il Posto company transform the vertical surfaces of the city's buildings into a stage.
The work of the Carla Fendi Foundation also continues with an exhibition by photographer Luis Alberto Rodriguez, who reinterprets some precious costumes from the historical archive of the Festival dei Due Mondi, and that of Monini with concerts and the many initiatives at Casa Menotti.

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