Genoa – A tour abroad, with seven concerts in exceptional location, to export the Italian and Genoese musical heritage all over the world. It was organized by the Genoa International Music Youth Festival (GIMYF) which will bring the beauty of Italian classical music to different continents.
Among the first stages, on October 9th “Verdi & Puccini Night” will be staged in the splendid Odessa Opera House, continuing until December 22 with events in St. Petersburg, Kiev, Lima, Concepción, Râmnicu Vâlcea and Bucharest.
GIMYF organizers want to create international synergies through classical music, giving life to a network of collaborations between 15 foreign countries, with Genoa at the center, to export the best of Italian cultural heritage to the world and to do so, from 4 October to 22 December, they organized the first tour of Genoa in the a world that will bring the most promising talents on the national and local scene to perform in seven foreign cities between South America and Eastern Europe.
A tour made possible thanks to the cooperation with prestigious private and public institutions foreign: 23 partner organizations of the festival for a total of 15 foreign countries involved.
All gathered in Genoa, in the presence of the city institutions, took part in the “Signature Ceremony”, a symbolic moment to officially decree the start of the project and seal the synergies of the festival all over the world.
The day was also a homage to Georgia, among the historical partners of the GIMYF, with the exhibition “Breathe from Batumi”, open to the public at Palazzo Tursi and which hosts the works of five artists of the country and the show of the Khorumi ensemble, a Georgian professional ballet company “Georgian Ballet ”With Georgian folk songs and dances.
The first step of the tour will be in Romania, in Râmnicu Vâlcea, on October 4, at the Lahovari Hall with the Ion Dumitrescu Philharmonic.
The tour will then continue in Odessa, Ukraine, city twinned with Genoa, where “Verdi & Puccini Night” will be staged on 9 October at the Opera House, an evening dedicated to great classical music, to celebrate the two Italian composers and their most exciting works.
On stage the soprano Marta Mari who, a few years after his debut, already has an internationally established career; Oreste Cosimo, selected by Riccardo Muti for the Italian Opera Academy of Ravenna and a young promise of Italian opera Giada Venturini, talented Genoese soprano just 21 years old, winner of the 2021 GIMYF auditions.
On 12 October it will be the turn of Kiev with an exceptional concert in the nineteenth-century building of the National Philharmonic of Ukraine. “Italian Night” will be a concert dedicated to best of the Italian opera heritage, with the execution of pieces and arias by Puccini, Rossini, Paganini, Verdi and Donizzetti. Great protagonist of the evening Gennaro Cardaropoli, 24 years old considered one of the best young Italian violinists today.
It continues on October 16 with the concert a St.Pietroburgo at the splendid Mikhailovsky Palace, home to the main Russian Museum, in the center of Arts Square.
On November 7, the GIMYF will land in South America with a concert scheduled in Lima at the “Gran Teatro Nacional” while on December 7 it will move to Chile, in Concepción, on the occasion of the Chile Opera Festival, the country’s first opera festival organized in collaboration with GIMYF, the Municipality of Genoa and the University of Genoa.
Grand finale in Bucharest on 21 and 22 December with two days of concerts at the Romanian Athenaeum Building, emblem of Romanian culture and seat of the G. Enescu National Philharmonic.