A few days left until the start of the Opera Festival, which from August 23 to 27 will celebrate the beauty of Etna, with many events among volcanic landscapes, sunrises in the vineyard, unforgettable DJ sets in the forest and concerts under centuries-old monumental trees . The live energy of Tullio De Piscopo will close the Sunday night.
Five days of music, sounds and performances in Europe’s largest volcano, which will be the stage for Italian and international artists between musical dawns in ancient vineyards, concerts in the forest at the foot of a century-old tree and experiences in magical volcanic spaces
Artists performing on the main stage include DMX Krew, Erika de Casier, Guy Contact, James Holden, Jane Fitz, Mainline Magic Orchestra, Marcellus Pittman, Marie Davidson, Sansibar, Sapphire Slows, Tullio De Piscopo. Part of this edition’s line-up will be curated by Mykki Blanco, who will host a number of international artists, including Evanora Unlimited and Thoom.
In addition, thanks to the contribution of Plenitude (Eni), music and entertainment will be accompanied by solutions for the energy and urban regeneration of the area and the strengthening of local resources.
It is very close to the start of the Opera Festival, which from August 23 to 27, celebrates the power of volcanic nature in a unique and stunning area. An exciting scenario for five days of live music with a line up that ranges elegantly between different genres, alternating misty nightscapes with places immersed in the depths of volcanic forests or among vineyards full of fruit, to discover authentic Sicilian settings.
A concept of music and arts extremely connected to its territory, Milos, below the eastern slopes of the Etna volcano, is a small village of a thousand inhabitants where Maestro Franco Battiato spent more than half of his life and drew infinite inspiration from the natural volcanic elements, the same ones that today amaze international artists and visitors who choose Opera Festival to close the summer in the sign of music and nature.
The magical venues of this boutique festival hovering between sea and land, such as Milo’s suggestive outdoor theater for evening performances and places hidden in nature for specific performances, surprise with their beauty and celebrate music and the arts through experimentation. with the aim of promoting and strengthening a unique volcanic region in the world.
The program promises five days of music, concerts and DJ sets for an immersive experience not only musical but also naturalistic, an opportunity to experience the beauty of Etna’s landscape in an unprecedented way.
The line up offers a wide musical selection ranging from experimental pop to the traditional sounds of the Sicilian music scene (full lineup here https://www.operafestival.it
EXPERIENCES NOT TO BE MISSED:
Among the experiences not to be missed Morning Etna, the long awaited perform
Great expectations for his concert as well Tullio De Piscopo, which with its Neapolitan energy and exciting sounds will close the night Sunday August 27, definitely among the live shows not to be missed in this new edition of the Etna festival.
But the Opera Festival also offers various experiences, services and partnerships with local companies designed to enhance experiential tourism.
From excursions to Etna with or without a mountain bike to hiking routes to discover the natural beauty of the area, such as the fascinating Serracozzo cave or monumental trees such as Ilice di Carrinu or Castagno dei Cento Cavalli, to visits to the cellar and vineyards to discover all the nuances of Etna Bianco Doc, passing through the Etna Adventure Park with its adventurous routes for young and old. A visit to the Chestnut Eco-Museum or the farm specializing in donkey milk and products is also highly recommended. Activities aimed at promoting the development of the area and the natural and landscape beauties that distinguish it in a sustainable and authentic way.
The Opera Festival wants to be an exciting experience not only musical but also naturalistic, as well as an opportunity to experience the beauty of the Etna landscape in an unprecedented way, also promoting opportunities for urban regeneration of the small village of Milos.
In this perspective falls the energy and urban regeneration project carried out with the contribution of Plenitude, the Beneficiary Company of Eni. In fact, Opera is part of the program of musical events in Italy and Europe supported this year by the company, which has set itself the goal of accompanying music and entertainment with solutions that contribute to making these experiences more sustainable and with less impact on the “environment.
starting fromPhotovoltaics installed in the structure of the municipal library of Milos, which will contribute to powering the building with energy produced from renewable sources. Plenitude’s intervention is part of a larger project to renovate the structure, which will become reality Creative Hub, and whose premises will be reserved in its areas cooperation and planning for the community of Milo, stimulating local entrepreneurship in order to create new jobs and far-reaching benefits. A project of regeneration, energy and territory, which completeness will also support thanks to the wide installation, in the city area, of columns for recharging electric vehiclesand provision solar generators to fuel certain specific events within the Opera Festival, such as the Ilice di Carinnu concert, held at the foot of the oldest tree on the slopes of Etna, or the Etna morning, an evocative performance that takes place at sunrise in the vineyards of Milos.
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