The GALUPPI FESTIVAL ASSOCIATION (ONLUS) was created precisely to re-evaluate the figure and compositions of Baldassare Galuppi who was born on Burano in 1706, 50 years before Mozart and only a little later than Antonio Vivaldi with whom he rivalled for fame an honours at that time. Unfortunately, in later centuries Galuppi has been almost forgotten and no other attempt before this, either in
The Association has developed this idea over 20 years of constant activity, beginning with a brief cycle of concerts on the island of Burano, forming almost at once the more structured and ample editions “I Luoghi di Baldassare” Galuppi and Music Festival – already in its 14th year – which takes place annually in Venice and the island in the months of September and October.
The special characteristic of this Festival is exactly its itinerary nature, intending to take the public to listen to Galuppi’s music in the same places he frequented in his life time:
Among the places visited by the Festival are the cathedral on Torcello, the basilica of Burano, the Romanic church of St. Catherine on Mazzorbo, the church of St. Mary and St. Donato on Murano, the Massimiliana Tower on St. Erasmus, the island of San Lazzaro degli Armeni, the island of Lazzarretto Nuovo, and others, as well as the church of
Clearly, the musical proposals are not limited to Galuppi who, nevertheless, constitutes the fulcrum, but range through time and space without chronological or formal lmitations. Since 1999 the Festival has been divided into two distinct sections: concerts and operas which has opened up the possibility of staging in world premiere some unpublished works by Galuppi transcribed exactly for these occasions, such as ‘La Partenza e il Ritorno di Marinai’, ‘L’inimico delle donne’, ‘Ifigenia in Taurine’, ‘Il Miserere’ and other important operas.
The Association has also published 4 important CDs. (all live recordings), 3 of which contain an anthology of all the pieces executed in the various editions of the Festival and 1 of an unpublished opera. Quite apart from this, the Association has always encouraged the participation of talented young professional artists, offering them the possibility of performing on the privileged stage of