Verona, Italy – Festival Bellezza L’edizione 2018 opened by Philip Glass

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May 27, 2018 | 21:30 pm - 23:00 pm

Teatro Romano - Verona


This event follows the last concerts in the Arena of Ennio Morricone.

Promoted by the Municipality of Verona and organized by the association Idem, the Festival of Beauty in 2017 has reached 50,000 visitors, with theaters always sold out and great intellectuals and artists protagonists of theatrical meetings, concerts and shows unique or proposed in national premiere.


Platea € 46 more d.p .; stairway € 32 plus d.p.

Available in preview at the Verona Box Office and on .
For members Idem 20% discount to Verona Box Office

Hours: 9.30pm


Philip Glass

Philip Glass, the most original and influential contemporary composer, will be inaugurating the 2018 edition of the Festival of Beauty on May 27th at the Teatro Romano in Verona. The event inspired by Dante, Mozart and Shakespeare, among the most original on the national scene, will see Glass on stage accompanied by pianist and composer Dennis Russell Davies and pianist Maki Namekawa, in his only Italian date of the season. Glass will propose an event in theme with the festival: a concert, with double piano, of his famous compositions together with reflections on his artistic experiences that have marked the history of music of the last 50 years.

Leader of minimalism

Glass is the author of symphonic and chamber music that has most influenced contemporary musical evolution, with works performed by some of the major performers and orchestras such as Gidon Kremer and the Wiener Philharmoniker.

Also famous are Glass’s compositions for theater, especially for Samuel Beckett and Robert Wilson, and soundtracks in films like The Truman Show, Kundun, The Illusionist, Diary of a Scandal and The Hours, for which he received Oscar and Golden Globe nominations. He has collaborated with some of the major contemporary artists, including Woody Allen, Martin Scorsese, Allen Ginsberg, Laurie Anderson, Paul Simon; a friend of Brian Eno and David Bowie, he has orchestrated some of their pieces included in the albums ‘Low’ and ‘Heroes’, then turned into his first and fourth symphony.

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