Dolce vita at Bridging Europe: this fall, it’s all about Italian culture at Müpa Budapest
Who knew that tourists toss a total of 3000 Euros’ worth of coins into the Trevi Fountain in Rome each day? Or that Italy has the most world heritage sites of any country in the world? Between 18 and 30 September, the Bridging Europe festival, organised jointly by the Budapest Festival Orchestra (BFO) and Müpa Budapest, will spotlight Italy, the home of dolce vita – the good life. For the seventh time, the series of colourful events will offer a selection of artistic creations of countless different genres, each from a specific European country with a rich cultural tradition. On offer will be fine arts, films, as well as classical, world and popular music and literature. An international sensation, the festival will also host the premiere of Iván Fischer’s newest opera staging, Monteverdi’s L’Orfeo, the ending of which the conductor and composer himself reconstructed.