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Ravello Music Festival

30 June-25 August. One of the most prestigious music festivals in Italy.

Ravello Music Festival - Campania Italy
30 Jun 2018 - 25 Aug 2018 Campania -Ravello (SA)  Festival | Music/Theatre

Ravello Music Festival is one of the oldest and most renowned music festivals in Italy. It takes place from June 30 until August 25, 2018, in Ravello, on the Amalfi Coast.

The festival, this year in its 66th edition, led the city to be known as the “City of Music”.

In the 1930s, Naples San Carlo Orchestra performed in Ravello several times, focusing on Wagner-themed music programs. One of these concerts was attended by the Royal Family of Piedmont. To show them its gratitude, the city of Ravello decided to dedicate the Belvedere located between the hotels Sasso e Palumbo to the Princess of Piedmont.

Ravello Festival - Campania ItalyThe idea of a music festival became reality only twenty years later. To this day, Belvedere di Villa Ruffolo, the main stage at the edge of a cliff, is still the most well-known location of Ravello Festival.

In Summer of 1953, in the occasion of the 60th Anniversary of Wagner’s death, Ravello Festival opened with “Wagner Concerts in Klingsor’s Garden”. Wagner has been the “patron Saint” of the festival for many years and special attention is still paid to his works.

Nowadays, Ravello Music Festival offers two months of high-quality shows in six different venues.

Outdoor locations
• Belvedere di Villa Rufolo (750 seats)
• Villa Rufolo, Giardini (100 seats)
• Villa Rufolo, Sala dei Cavalieri (240 seats)

Indoor locations
• Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer (400 seats)
• Villa Rufolo, Auditorium (140 seats)
• Villa Rufolo, Cappella

For more than 50 years, Ravello Festival has hosted artists, directors, orchestras, solo musicians, actors and dancers from all over the world.

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Cover photo: Villa Rufolo in Ravello.

Go to the website Ravello Music Festival