Ravenna Festival | Opening concert

Data / Ora
Date(s) - 21/06/2020
9:30 pm - 11:30 pm

Rocca Brancaleone

Date / Time
Date(s) – 21/06/2020
9:30 pm – 11:30 pm
Rocca Brancaleone

The long-awaited concert conducted by Riccardo Muti
takes place on Sunday 21st June at the Rocca Brancaleone of Ravenna

21/06/2020 h. 9:30 pm (Italian time)

Ravenna Festival
Rocca Brancaleone, Ravenna

Opening concert
Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini

conductor Riccardo Muti

Rosa Feola soprano

Aleksandr Nikolaevič Skrjabin

Rêverie op. 24

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Exsultate, jubilate motet in F major for soprano, 2 oboes, 2 horns, strings, and organ K165

Et incarnatus est from the Great Mass in C minor K 427

Symphony no. 41 in C major, K. 551, “Jupiter”

July 1990: on a stage set up inside the Rocca Brancaleone fortress, Riccardo Muti raised his wand to open the first edition of the Ravenna Festival. Thirty years later, that very place will host music’s return to the Italian stage since the Covid-19 lockdown. Italy will start again from here, from a 15th-century Venetian fortress in the heart of the city, with Maestro Muti and “his” Cherubini Youth Orchestra, consisting of 62 musicians under 30 coming from all over Italy, with a programme almost entirely dedicated to Mozart.

The programme opens with Skrjabin’s Rêverie op. 24, followed by the motet Exsultate jubilate K 165 and the Et incarnatus est from the Great Mass in C minor K 427, both entrusted to the voice of Rosa Feola. The programme is completed by the majestic Symphony no. 41 in C major, K. 551, composed by Mozart in the difficult summer of 1788. From one of the darkest times of his life, he created a symphony whose brightness emphasises once again Mozart’s genius beyond the daily adversities.

For further information: www.ravennafestival.org
The concerti s available for free for streaming and on-demand, upon registration on www.ravennafestival.live

Foto di Silvia Lelli