The Festival takes place in Brissago evey year and is dedicated to the great Neapolitan Maestro Ruggero Leoncavallo, who wrote various compositions and piano pieces during his life spent in Brissago at the beginning of the 20th century.
Directed by tenor Ottavio Palmieri, from Brissago, the festival takes place over three weekends in the Church of Madonna di Ponte and presents an important musical repertoire as well as world-famous performers.
The program 2019 will be presented next Spring; this was the program 2018:
Saturady 12th May, at 20.45h
Concerto lirico d'apertura (Opening concert)
with Zhang Shanshan, soprano
Zhang Yiyao, tenor
Mº Giovanni Brollo, piano
works by R. Strauss, F. Paolo Tosti, A.-C. Debussy, G. Puccini, F. Cilea, G. Verdi, G. Puccini, G. Donizetti, F. Leh.
Saturady 19th May, at 20.45h
with the Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana, directed by Alessandro Carnelli
works by F. Mendelssohn, G. Rossini.
Saturady 26th May, at 20.45h
Concerto di chiusura (closing concert)
with Sara Tisba, soprano; Ottavio Palmieri, tenor; Chinara Shirinova alto; Alessandro Yague bass; Saadat Ismayilova, harmonium; Mo Giovanni Brollo, piano
and with the choir Sine nomine, directed by Fabio Piazzalunga
works by Gioacchino Rossi, Petite Messe Solennelle.
Tickets (places not numbered)
One concert: CHF 50.-
Pass for 3 concerts
Central places A B C D E F: CHF 140.-
Central places G H I J K L: CHF 120.-
Lateral places AA: CHF 100.-
Lateral places BB: CHF 100.-
Information and reservations: [email protected], tel. 079 685 12 90
Sale of tickets: Ascona-Locarno Tourism, Ascona - Locarno - Brissago (tel. 0848 091 091)
Chiesa Madonna del Ponte, 6614 Brissago
+41 79 685 12 90
11 May - 25 May
- Saturday: 20.45