The Drama of Opera and the Poetry of Songs
The acclaimed Swedish soprano Ingela Brimberg sings Italian arias in the dramatic tradition, by Giuseppe Verdi and Giacomo Puccini, and Swedish romances.
Ingela Brimberg is accompanied by the notable Swedish pianist Matti Hirvonen, who will make solo performances with the music of Franz Schubert.
From Sibelius to Sondheim
Swedish soprano Erika Sunnegårdh and pianist Matti Hirvonen invite the audience to an evening with Nordic songs and American musical at its best. The program holds a special tribute to Stephen Sondheim, the 90 year old genius of this genre.
Neapolitan pianist Giulio De Luca is particularly famous for his interpretations of Franz Liszt. Thus his concert on Villa San Michele’s enchanting stage contains music by the French composer, as well as Richard Wagner, Giuseppe Verdi och Franz Schubert, Axel Munthe’s favorite.
Andrea Padova is a well known pianist and composer. As a young man he was the pupil of one of Italy’s most acclaimed piano virtuosi and pedagogues, Aldo Ciccolini. Andrea Padova entirely dedicates his concert at Villa San Michele to the master of Romanticism, Frédéric Chopin.
The Salon of the Sphinx
Villa San Michele repets last year’s success, creating a Salon like atmosphere where the audience encounters and interacts with authors, film directors and artists in vogue. This year's edition opens with an exhibition of the marvelous silk fabrics from legendary Setificio Leuciano.