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Two Celebrations

GIUSEPPE PENNISI reports on a
three-day musical party near Lucca in Tuscany

 

Financial stringency is a serious toll for music festivals. Especially in Italy where they have always been strongly supported by central and local governments. Some (such as the Puccini Opera Festival) risk being cancelled, while others (the Sferisterio Festival) can expect drastic curtailment.

One of the first major festivals of the spring/summer season, the Montegral Festival (18-20 May 2012) in the Convento dell'Angelo in the hills near Lucca, was transformed into a three-day international birthday party...

Copyright © 30 June 2012 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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