Great things are done when men and mountains meet.
Brazil, a much-loved opera at an altitude of two thousand metres and concerts until September are the big new sensations of Sounds of the Dolomites, which this year passes the 25-year milestone.
Brazil, with its irresistible rhythms, its sophisticated traditions and popular music instruments, with the fascination it holds on musicians from all around the world - Gabriele Mirabassi and Stefano Bollani – is the theme of the Campiglio Special Week which features celebrities of the calibre of Toninho Ferragutti, Monica Salmaso, Jaques Morelenbaum and Yamandu Costa. Meanwhile, Gioachino Rossini's story of love and deception with a happy ending, The Barber of Seville, will be performed on the rolling meadows of Pian della Nana in the Brenta Dolomites by Musica a Palazzo.
This will be an absolute first under the sky that forms a backdrop to the enchanting custom of dozens of artists of every musical genre performing among the peaks and upper valleys of Trentino’s mountains: Alasdair Fraser, the French horns of the La Scala Orchestra of Milan, Vilde Frang, Nicolas Altstaedt, Lorenza Borrani, Malika Ayane, Russian Renaissance, Penguin Café, Septura Brass and the Joscho Stephan trio. See the full programme.
This edition – dedicated to Paolo Manfrini, for many years the Festival’s heart and soul – will also feature the all-embracing experience of Treks of the Sounds: the first with Avi Avital and Giovanni Sollima in the Fassa Dolomites, the second with Mario Brunello, Dimos Goudaroulis, Naomi Berrill and Walter Vestidello.