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As Italian venues begin to open once more for public events this summer, several artists return to the stage to perform for live audiences.

Rosa Feola opens the Ravenna Festival with Riccardo Muti and the Orchestra Giovanile Luigi Cherubini on 21 June, the first day of live performances in the country. Audiences can watch that concert online until 30 June. Rosa also appears as Gilda in the Opera di Roma production of Rigoletto, led by Daniele Gatti, on 16, 18 & 20 July in Rome’s Circo Massimo.

The Ravenna Festival sees Anna Prohaska appear with Iván Fischer and the Budapest Festival Orchestra for Britten’s Les illuminations. They perform in the Rocca Brancaleone on 1 July.

Making her debut as Cleonilla in Ottone in villa, Giulia Semenzato is onstage at the Teatro La Fenice from 7 July through 15 July. Giulia will also perform in a concert in tribute to Martina Franca at the Festival della Valle d’Itria on 27 July.

Anna Caterina Antonacci takes part in the Festival della Valle d’Itria, where she will be honoured with the Bacco dei Borboni Award. She presents a recital on 31 July performing works by Monteverdi, Charpentier, Respighi, Martucci, Poulenc, and Ravel with Francesco Libetta, Antonio Greco, and the Orchestra Cremona Antiqua.

The Rossini Opera Festival is held in modified form, with Iurii Samoilov appearing as Slook in a new production of La cambiale di matrimonio at the Teatro Rossini on 8, 11, 13, 17 & 20 August. Pietro Adaíni performs as Conte di Libenskof in the drama Il Viaggio a Reims on 12 & 15 August.

Photo by Livioandronico2013 on Wikimedia Commons

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