Presentation of Festival Verdi 2019
Presentation of the complete program
Friday 1st February 2019, 4.00pm
Parma and Busseto, 26 September – 20 October 2019
Ogni anno, intorno al 10 ottobre, data di nascita di Giuseppe Verdi, quando le sue terre vivono di colori e profumi unici e irripetibili, va in scena il Festival Verdi. Giorni di musica, opere, concerti, con occasioni di approfondimento, nuovi allestimenti in diversi teatri, commissioni in prima assoluta, produzioni innovative, proposte per il pubblico dei bambini e dei giovani in cui la musica verdiana incontra i linguaggi della contemporaneità.
6, 11, 17 October 2019
I DUE FOSCARI
27, 30 September
4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 18, 20 October 2019
5, 12, 19 October 2019
3, 13, 20 October 2019
I due Foscari, Luisa Miller, Aida, Nabucco are the programmed operas for Festival Verdi 2019. 4 operas, 4 premieres in 4 consecutive days with 3 new productions in 3 different locations in Parma and Busseto.
Festival Verdi 2019 launches on September 26 with a new staging of I due Foscari at the Teatro Regio di Parma (repeated 6, 11, 17 October 2019). Luisa Miller follows on September 28 (repeated 5, 12, 19 October 2019) in a monumental space, right in the heart of the city, and new for the Festival; Aida on 27 September at the Teatro Giuseppe Verdi di Busseto (repeated 30 September, 4, 6, 9, 10, 13, 16, 18, 20 October 2019); Nabucco on 29 September at the Teatro Regio di Parma (repeated 3, 13, 20 October 2019).
The complete programme for Festival Verdi 2019 will be announced on February 1st, 2019. As of now, however, individuals and organized groups can book tickets at the Teatro Regio di Parma Ticket Office (tel. 0521 203999 – firstname.lastname@example.org; email@example.com). That occasion will also mark the release of the second issue of the FVJournal, the magazine dedicated to Festival Verdi, produced by the Scientific Committee for Festival Verdi and edited by Alessandro Roccatagliati. A publication, in two distinct editions in Italian and English, which gives the audience the chance to prepare themselves well in advance for the festive autumn weeks, with new insights that accompany and complete the theatre programmes, and that allow admirers of Verdi to delve into the diverse and numerous themes tied to his work.
Festival Verdi is realized thanks to contributions from Comune di Parma, the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Reggio Parma Festival, Regione Emilia-Romagna, Parma2020 la cultura batte il tempo. Major partner Fondazione Cariparma. Main partnerChiesi, Crédit Agricole Cariparma. Media partner Mediaset. Main sponsor Iren, Barilla. Sponsor Opem, Dallara, Unione Parmense degli Industriali. Advisor AGFM. With the support of “Parma, io ci sto!”. With contributions from Complesso Monumentale della Pilotta, Comune di Busseto, Concorso Internazionale Voci Verdiane Città di Busseto, Opera Europa, Fondazione Monte Parma, Camera di Commercio di Parma, Ascom. Artistic Partners Coro del Teatro Regio di Parma, Fondazione Arturo Toscanini, Fondazione Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Orchestra giovanile della Via Emilia, Società dei Concerti di Parma, Lenz Fondazione. Supporters Dulevo, Mutti, Parmalat, Sicim, Smeg, Poliambulatorio Dalla Rosa Prati, Cantine Ceci, Agugiaro & Figna, La Giovane. Technical Supporters IgpDecaux, MacroCoop, Grafiche Step, Milosped, Andromeda’s, De Simoni, Kantar Media. Tour operator partner Parma Incoming.
The international promotion of Festival Verdi is realised by Teatro Regio di Parma in collaboration with Enit, Istituto Italiano di Cultura, the cultural department of Regione Emilia-Romagna, Emilia-Romagna APT Servizi, the department of Turismo e Commercio of the Comune di Parma, with tour operator partner Parma Incoming and a roadshow with stops in 22 cities across 3 continents at the major tourist fairs and the capitals of Europe, South America, China and the USA (where the International Friends of Festival Verdi are headquarted).
The exclusive image of the Festival is a portrait of Giuseppe Verdi in pencil by Renato Guttuso dating from the 1960s, donated to the Teatro Regio di Parma by Archivio storico Bocchi and conceded by Fabio Carapezza Guttuso ©Renato Guttuso by SIAE 2018.