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Verdi Festival of Parma and Busseto, XXIV Edition
The Festival does not only include operas but also concerts, recitals and other types of entertainment which take place in Reggio Emilia, Fidenza, Fontanellato, Fontevivo, Torrechiara, Genoa, Parma and Busseto
From Sat 21 Sep '24
to Sun 20 Oct '24

Period: Autumn
Average number of events: 14
Main activity: Opera
Relevance: International
Cultural landscape: Parma, masterpieces of art and cuisine
Founded by: Fondazione Teatro Regio di Parma, in 1985
Organized by: Teatro Regio di Parma Foundation
Main location: Teatro Regio di Parma Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi 16 in Parma (Emilia-Romagna)
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Address: Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi 16 a, Parma (Emilia-Romagna)
Telephone: +390521203999

“Power and Politics are the weft and warp with which we have woven the program of the Verdi Festival 2024” – declares Luciano Messi, Superintendent of the Teatro Regio of Parma

The Verdi Festival is an important Italian opera music festival. It is held every year in the month of October (Verdi's birth month) in Parma, Busseto and in Verdi's lands. The Verdi Festival, also previously known as the Verdi Festival, takes place annually in October, the month in which Giuseppe Verdi was born, the event is held in various locations including Parma, Busseto and the so-called Verdi lands.
Macbeth in the French version, A Masked Ball, The Battle of Legnano in three new productions signed by Pierre Audi, Daniele Menghini, Valentina Carrasco and directed by Roberto Abbado, Fabio Biondi, Diego Ceretta; Attila in concert form directed by Roberto Frizza.

Four works, together with the Requiem Mass and the Verdian Gala, directed by Francesco Lanzillotta and James Conlon, the new section of concerts, installations, performances, entitled Ramificazioni, starring Maxime Pascal and Shirin Neshat, Teodor Currentzis with the musicAeterna Orchestra, Carlo Vistoli, Daniel Perer with the Ghislieri Consort ensemble constitute the structure of the XXIV Verdi Festival of Parma and Busseto.

Great internationally renowned performers dialogue with new generation artists: Riccardo Fassi, Lidia Fridman, Luciano Ganci, Mika Kares, Giorgi Manoshvili, Roberta Mantegna, Francesco Meli, George Petean, Michele Pertusi, Ernesto Petti, Marina Rebeka, Giovanni Sala, Luca Salsi , Fabio Sartori, Vladimir Stoyanov, Marta Torbidoni, Szilvia Vörös, together with the young talents from the Accademia Verdiana, directed by Francesco Izzo: Ilaria Alida Quilico, Danbi Lee, Alessia Panza Licia Piermatteo, Fan Zhou.
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This festival saw its first edition in the mid-1980s, continuing until 1993. It was then revived in 2001 in conjunction with the National Celebrations of the Verdi Centenary, taking on an annual frequency. Since 2007, event dates have been set between September and October.

The main ambition of the organizers is to stage and record in high definition the entire repertoire of Verdi's operas by 2013, the year in which the National Celebrations of the Verdian Bicentenary were held. The Verdi Festival is not limited to the performance of operas only; also includes concerts, recitals and a variety of performances. A significant moment in the festival's journey was the awarding, between February and June 2001 in Rome, of the official logo of the "National Verdian Celebrations Committee" to Michele Montereali, recognition for the conception, production and organization of the related events to the composer's centenary.
The Verdi Festival and its counterpart, Verdi Off, recorded notable attendance in 2023, with over 19,000 spectators for the main Festival and 17,000 for Verdi Off. A key aspect of the Festival's success is the ongoing financial support from private individuals. The revenues deriving from Institutions, Partners and Sponsors demonstrate a solid loyalty on the part of the local economic fabric towards the artistic and cultural offer proposed by the Verdi Festival.


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