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Ravello Music Festival 2024 in Amalfi Coast

A classical music festival with breathtaking views over Amalfi Coast

Dates: July 7–August 25, 2024

Ravello Music Festival
Ravello Music Festival
Ravello Music Festival

The Ravello Festival is an annual summer music and arts event taking place in Ravello on the Amalfi Coast. The area is famous for its beautiful cliff-side gardens, a perfect backdrop for the concerts. In 1880, the town was visited by German composer Richard Wagner. He admired the beauty of the resort, especially the Moorish architecture of Villa Rufolo.

In 1954, a group of local residents decided to commemorate the composer's stay with a classical music festival, which was initially devoted to Wagner. However, the present-day Ravello Festival includes a wide variety of music genres: orchestra, chamber, jazz, and more. In addition to the music programme, there are art shows, dance performances, exhibits, and discussions. The program of the festival features a few dozen concerts across the town from late April to early October.

Concert at Sunrise (August 11, 2024)

The main highlight of the festival is the spectacular Concert at Sunrise, taking place in the gardens of the Villa Rufolo, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Just once a year, a special stage is erected on the cliff "between heaven and sea." Viewers are surrounded by a beautiful garden with jaw-dropping views of the sunset, accompanied by magical music. The program for the 2024 Sunrise Concert includes Giacomo Puccini, Richard Wagner, and Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky. The concert features Alessandro Bonato, one of the most promising young Italian conductors, who won third prize at the Malko International Competition in Copenhagen when he was just 23 years old. The combination of serene music and breathtaking views of the Amalfi Coast and Tyrrhenian will surely become the highest point of your Ravello Music Festival experience!

2024 Pogram

The 2024 edition starts on June 30 at the Oscar Niemeyer Auditorium, featuring Roberto Bolle, with his “Roberto Bolle and Friends. The opening will be followed by the musical season which will start on July 7 and will continue through August 25 with 6 symphony concerts, 5 chamber concerts, 1 jazz and 2 events that will combine music and theatre. The opening concert on July 7 features Teatro di San Carlo and soprano Marina Rebeka with the Orchestra conducted by Giacomo Sagripanti in a program dedicated to Richard Wagner. On July 13, the Orchestra and Choir of the Massimo Neapolitan, directed by Edward Gardner will perform Beethoven's Ninth Symphony, with participation of soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-soprano Elisabeth DeShong, the tenor René Barbera and the baritone Simon Keenlyside. On July 20, the Chamber Orchestra of the Academy of Santa Sofia under the direction of violinist Sonig Tchakerian performs Vivaldi's Seasons, alternating with Astor Piazzolla's Four Seasons Porteñas and the Italian Lyric Quartet, with the pianist Elda Laro (on August 21), who will pay homage to Puccini in a concert with soprano Anna Pirozzi.

On July 28, the gardens will host violinist Pavel Berman in a duo with the pianist Yenheniya Lysohor. The pianist Francesco Libetta will also bring part homage to the unforgettable Ezio Bosso to Ravello on August 4. The young Trio of I Virtuosi di Sansevero, featuring Riccardo Zamuner, Ludovica Rana, and Giuliano Mazzoccante, will perform on August 22.

Festival's venue

Ravello is a very romantic and scenic spot. Visitors are enchanted by its gardens nestled on a rocky ridge by historical Villa Rufolo and Villa Cimbrone. Its medieval Cathedral is also worth visiting. The main venue of the festival is the Annunziata Historic Building, located between Villa Rufolo Park and the Cathedral. Built in 1281, it has been the landmark of the Ravello Music Festival. There is no better place to immerse in an artistic atmosphere, and to meet top-list musicians.

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