RAVELLO FESTIVAL 2015 - INCANTO
JUNE 20TH - SEPTEMBER 5TH 2015
On the next June, 20th Ravello Festival is going to start with an evening of great international ballet, based on Richard Wagner's music, the “protective deity” of the Festival who, as in a big circular composition, will be celebrated also in the closing night consecrated to “Parsifal”, in September 5th. Between the two Wagnerian’s extremes about fifteen events will find space switching, as a consolidated tradition, among symphonic and chamber objects, jazz and pop repertoire, without missing attention to theatre, visual arts and “debates about words”. Promoted in 2003 by Ravello Foundation on the base of the project started in 1953, the Festival Format remains the same considering that, especially in the last five years, it revealed itself successful more than ever, registering a trend in constant rising for audience and media feedback.
The leitmotiv of these two months and a half of the program, outlined by the art director Stefano Valanzuolo, is “InCanto”. In this term, that Mimmo Paladino has made as a real logo with his dedicated sketch, two intents are willingly mixed: the first and principal gives attention to human voice as an expressive, melodic, poetic, rhythmic and if necessary even politic instrument.
This interpretation will imply the presence of a dense network of prestigious singers in Ravello: the charismatic Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed's muse, meets on stage (her first time in Italy) the great composer Philip Glass; the prince of Italian songwriters, Francesco De Gregori, proposes himself in acoustic; Bobby McFerrin, virtuous vocal talent without etiquettes, choses Villa Rufolo for one of his three Italian concerts of the season; Dee Dee Bridgewater goes back to New Orleans jazz's roots;