Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte
Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte Montepulciano
Cantiere Internazionale d´Arte Montepulciano är konst-och musikfestival grundad 1976 av kompositören Hans Werner Henze.
Opera, music, prose, art, multimedia. The Cantiere Internazionale has reached its 38th edition. The festival, which was created in 1976 by the celebrated composer Hans Werner Henze, has relaunched its key features: the interaction between artists of international prestige and young talent, and attention to schooling in the various professions of the arts and performance. It is this very simple idea that has allowed Montepulciano to establish its signature style in the whole of Europe thanks to Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte.
The pursuit of the cultural emancipation of local dynamos who actively participate in the construction of performances continues by capitalizing on encounters with the renowned international guests.Enriched this way, visitors recognize the festival as being authentic and generous, where content and form are part of the social context. During the summer at Montepulciano, a cultural project continuous to grow that is entrenched in the land while continuing to enhance its international outlook.
There are a number of co-productions and partnerships with other important national and International entities: from the Frankfurt Oper to the Scala di Milano and the Royal Danish Theatre in Copenhagen. The emphasis is on experimentation through study and practical sessions on composition and performance techniques. But traditional music classics which attract the general public are also abundantly showcased. All productions and staging have been realized locally: Montepulciano and its territory become an open air stage in theatres, squares, churches and alleyways. The very nature of Cantiere means that rehearsals are an intrinsic part of the event, and therefore, always open to the public. During a stroll, tourists and visitors can meet with orchestras, ensembles and actors preparing for performance: this way a visit to the poliziano historical town centre becomes a holistic experience, where the marvels of architecture and landscape combine with the musical harmony and creativity offered by the hundreds of artists present in Montepulciano during the Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte. In the same way art and taste combine with Vino Nobile di Montepulciano : every year in the program, there are social evenings in which the artistic components and enologic excellence generate further cultural socialization which is key to reinforcing the touristic renown of this city and its hinterland