Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival is a celebration of new opera bringing artists and audiences together to explore what only the UKs largest Festival of new opera can –not what opera is, but what it might become.
Milano Musica was founded in 1992 with the aim to spread the knowledge and appreciation of the vast repertoire of 20th-century and contemporary music. Since it began the annual festival has alternated between monographic editions and more general ones, proposing a wider selection of music and composers to present a global view including the most recent works of the new generation. The festival is organized in collaboration with Teatro alla Scala and all the concerts are broadcast by RaiRadio3.
Famous orchestras, legendary conductors, and virtuoso soloists join together three times a year on the idyllic location of Lake Lucerne to celebrate the joy of music. In the concert hall designed by Jean Nouvel, which is renowned for its phenomenal acoustics and its exquisite architecture alike, they encounter an audience that is no less international and sophisticated. Some 110,000 visitors annually make the trip to Lucerne to experience one of the most exquisite and storied music festivals and to hear the international stars of classical music right in the heart of Switzerland.
The Aspendos Opera and Ballet Festival was established in 1994, acquired international status in 1998 and was accepted as a member of the European Festivals Association in 2003, taking its prestigious place among other world festivals. The festival unites the unique history and wondeful acoustic of the 2000-year-old Aspendos Ancient Theatre with Antalya’s natural beauty and the power of art to reach beyond boundaries of language, religion and race. Indeed, 70% of the audience come from overseas.