Despite the restrictions required by the current situation – which is managed amazingly well in Italy – the XXth Festival Verdi found its strength to reinvent itself, and, thanks to the collaborations with important record companies, will keep forever vivid the memory of their impressive achievement in such challenging times, for all the opera lovers around the world.
Dynamic will produce the CD of the 1865 French version of Verdi’s Macbeth, which will be the absolute first recording of this Parisian version of the opera, and also the CD & DVD of Messa da Requiem. Ludovic Tézier, the protagonist of Macbeth, & Anita Rachvelishvili will appear due to the kind concession of Sony Classical.
All of you will be able to watch the September 18th performance of Messa da Requiem, at 8 pm, on different platforms, such as the official website of Teatro Regio di Parma, www.teatroregioparma.it, 12TvParma, Lepida TV, www.radioemiliaromagna.it.
Ernani will be broadcasted in live streaming on Friday, September 25th, at 8 pm, on www. operastreaming.com. This performance will inaugurate the new program of the first free online portal of opera in Italy, a project supported by the region of Emilia-Romagna, in collaboration with Edunova and the University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, created to spread the passion for the beauty of opera.
Fingers crossed! Gala Verdiano, which traditionally celebrates Verdi’s birthday and will have the baritone Luca Salsi as the protagonist, might also be broadcasted on Octomber 10th. This event will gloriously end this edition of Festival Verdi.0