The open-air festival at the Garibaldi Municipal Theatre in Figline returns from 20 June to 29 August: on the programme are concerts, theatre performances and film screenings. Ten not-to-be-missed events dedicated to adults and young people, theatre and music lovers, big screen and songwriting enthusiasts.
Tickets: €5 full price, €3 reduced - on sale on the Teatro Comunale Garibaldi website, at Unicoop Firenze sales outlets and at the theatre box office (open on show days, from 6pm to 9.30pm).
Reductions for members Coop, Bcc Valdarno Fiorentino, Mutua Valdarno Fiorentino, under 35 and over 65
A theatrical reading of Ludovico Ariosto's Orlando Furioso by the writer and monologuist Roberto Mercadini. It will be an opportunity to get to know and experience the author's visionary world;
The first musical event of the festival will feature the Neapolis Ensemble and the 'Neapolitan Feast', which, through the voice of Maria Marone, will narrate three centuries of tradition, with a Neapolitan repertoire from the 18th century to the present day.
Alessandro Riccio on stage with the string and wind ensemble of the Orchestra della Toscana, to draw a portrait of Giuseppe Verdi and his most famous compositions with irony and passion.
An intense concert, in collaboration with Orientoccidente, in which the singer reviews the last ten years of her 30-year musical career.
Appointment with the Ukrainian mime quartet Dekru, prize-winners at the Moscow World Circus Festival and the Odessa Festival of Clowns and Mimes, in the show 'Light Souls'.
Rita Marcotulli - the first woman to win the David di Donatello award for the music of 'Basilicata coast to coast' - and her piano, in a concert of standards and jazz improvisations produced in collaboration with Valdarnojazz.
In August, space is given to cinema. Thursday 3 August will see "Troppo cattivi", the animated film by Pierre Perifel inspired by the graphic novel series for children by Australian Aaron Blabey. Thursday 10 August will be the turn of "Corro da te" by Riccardo Milani, an intense comedy starring Pierfrancesco Favino and Miriam Leone, Pietro Sermonti and Michele Placido. Tuesday 22 August will be the second night with animated films, this time with "L'isola dei Cani", with the personal and eccentric direction of Wes Anderson.
Touching conclusion to the festival with a tribute to Lucio Dalla, 'Ciao Lucio', through the extraordinary voice of Valentino Aquilano.