Magnetic Opera Festival 2019

Date: 15 July 2019

Monday, 15 July 2019 | 22:00 | Miniera di Ginevro – Elba Island – Tribute to Rudolf Nureyev

Giuseppe Piccone is the heir of the Neapolitan choreography tradition that since the eighteenth century has made Naples’ opera house “Teatro San Carlo” famous throughout Europe. As a ballet dancer, he debuted at the age of 12 with the international acclaimed ballerina Carla Fracci. He later joined prestigious Ballet companies including the English National Ballet in London and the American Ballet in New York. For the Magnetic Opera Festival, he has conceived an international dance gala event to pay tribute to Rudolf Nureyev, regarded as the greatest ballet dancer of his generation. The gala will feature famous repertoires, including Swan Lake, Raymonda, and Coppélia with choreographies by Nureyev himself and some of his greatest contemporary choreographers. Picone, currently the étoile and director of the Teatro San Carlo Ballet, will offer the audience his own choreographies to music by Tchaikovsky, including the pas de deux from the second act of The Sleeping Beauty.

From 7 to 22 July, Elba Island will host the fifth edition of the Magnetic Opera Festival that will take place in Capoliveri, the main town of the South-Eastern side of the Tuscan island. The summer musical event organised by the local cultural association Maggyart combines opera and ballet performances at two venues: the historical, magnetite mine of Ginevro (Miniera di Ginevro) and the scenic main square of Capoliveri – Piazza Matteotti.