Italian Government Tourist Board - North America

ITALY NEWS # 81 - March 26th, 2009

Spoleto Festival 2009  x

Spoleto - From June 26th to July 12th, 2009


The Spoleto Festival, known as Festival of the two Worlds, is organized every year between the end of June and mid-July in the heart of Umbria. After the first edition of 1958, the Spoleto Festival became, year after year, a center of big interest for the performances of dance, prose and lyrics. The fact that the festival has the most talented professionals of the sector but also among the most promising young talents, has made of the Festival of the two Worlds an inexhaustible font of great professionals of the world of spectacle. The Spoleto Festival 2009, with Giorgio Ferrara as director, is a worldwide attraction that gives an international image and fame to the Umbrian city. Spoleto has the important stenographic spaces: the XVIIth century theater Caio Melisso, the big XIX century new theater, the open air Roman theater and the very suggestive spaces such as the Cathedral Square, where the final concerts of the Festival of the two Worlds have always been organized. After the performance of 1958 of the Mac Beth of Verdi, conducted by Thomas Schippers for the production of Luchino Visconti, Spoleto is applauded as the new Italian Salzburg, and during the following years the Festival of the two Worlds welcomes very famous persons such as, just to cite some of them, Wally Toscanini, Franco Zeffirelli, Patroni Griffi, Mario Soldati, Dino Buzzati, Indro Montanelli, Pablo Neruda, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Salvatore Quasimodo, Ezra Pound, Eugenj Evtuschenko, Luca Ronconi, Al Pacino and Mariangela Melato.


Umbria Jazz Festival 2009 xx

Different locations - From July 10th to July 19th, 2009



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