Ravenna Festival 2023

The 34th edition of Ravenna Festival officially opens its doors to the public

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  • Place
    Palazzo Mauro De André - Ravenna and others places
  • Events
    Music, Festival
  • Interests
    Riviera, Art & Culture

100 years after Italo Calvino was born, the 34th edition of Ravenna Festival presents a rich programme of events – from music to ballet and theatre.

As Italo Calvino depicted his Invisible Cities as experiences, memories and desires rather than real places, the centenary of the writer’s birth provides this Ravenna Festival edition with a chance to reflect on the twofold nature of the city as a symbol of both the community and its crises.

Following the double opening on 7 and 8 June, featuring respectively Laurie Anderson and Martha Argerich flanked by Mischa Maisky, the Festival’s narrative unfolds until 23 July.

Foremost in the constellation of soloists of the summer programme of Ravenna Festival are Anne-Sophie Mutter, Leōnidas Kavakos, Yefim Bronfman and Beatrice Rana. The latter will play Rachmaninov for an evening with ballet stars (the dance programme also includes the Italian premiere of WE, the EYES by Emio Greco and Pieter C. Scholten).

Titles that portray the dark side of civilisation are contrasted with a celebration of dialogue between cultures and genres: from the pacifism of Aristophanes’s Acarnesi to Frank Zappa’s Yellow Shark and Luciano Berio’s Folk Songs.

Among the guest artists: Stefano Bollani, Aurora, The Tallis Scholars, Tenebrae Choir, The King’s Singers, Sinfonia Varsovia, Eleonora Abbagnato, Sergio Bernal, Fatoumata Diawara, Mike Stern…

⇒ Read the full programme!


  • Palazzo Mauro De André
    Viale Europa, 1 - Ravenna (Ravenna)
  • Dante Alighieri Theatre
    Via Angelo Mariani, 2 - Ravenna (Ravenna)
  • Basilica of San Vitale
    Via San Vitale, 17 - Ravenna (Ravenna)
  • and others places
7 June - 23 July 2023
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  • Some paid events
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Last update 14/06/2023

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