The artistic director Giorgio Ferrara presented the program of shows that will take place from August 20 to 23. The proposal was welcomed favorably by all members of the Foundation.
Therefore, eight days have been scheduled (August 20-23 and 27-30, 2020) and the same amount of shows shall be held at the Teatro Romano and Piazza Duomo, for a maximum capacity of 250 and 400 seats respectively.
The premiere of the 63rd Festival of Two Worlds will take place on Thursday, August 20 (at 20:30) in Piazza Duomo, with Claudio Monteverdi´s ORFEO and the Accademia Bizantina conducted by Ottavio Dantone. Direction, scenes and costumes by Pier Luigi Pizzi.
Friday, August 21 at the Teatro Romano (at 20:30) the concert show-I MESSAGGERI is scheduled under the direction of Emma Dante. Songs and music by the Mancuso Brothers.
Saturday, August 22 in Piazza Duomo gives way to Silvia Colasanti´s musical theater with ARIANNA, FEDRA, DIDONE, three monodramas for Actress, Women´s Choir and Orchestra on text taken from Ovid´s Epistulae Heroidum(Letters of Heroines). The Orchestra Giovanile Italiana will be conducted by Roberto Abbado, while the International Opera Choir will be entrusted to Maestro Gea Garatti.
The first weekend will end on Sunday, August 23 at the Teatro Romano (20:30) with the concert of the young pianist Beatrice Rana, Abbiati Prize for best soloist in 2016.
On Thursday August 27 there will be MARIA CALLAS. LETTERS AND MEMORIES with Monica Bellucci, again at the Teatro Romano, starting at 20:30. Texts and direction by Tom Volf.
Friday, August 28 in Piazza Duomo (at 20:30) the Carlo Felice Foundation of Genoa presents the concert in scenic form LE CREATURE DI PROMETEO | LE CREATURE DI CAPUCCI (music by Ludwig van Beethoven and original costumes by Roberto Capucci), with the Orchestra of the Carlo Felice Theater of Genoa conducted by Andrea Battistoni.
Saturday, August 29 at the Teatro Romano (at 20:30) Luca Zingaretti will read LA SIRENA(The Professor and the Siren), from the story Lighea by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa.
As already announced, the closing concert of the 63rd Festival of Two Worlds, scheduled for Sunday, August 30, is entrusted to Riccardo Muti who will conduct the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra in Piazza Duomo.