To honor Mario Lanza who has its own origins in Filignano, the town has created an International Festival and an International Opera Competition, both dedicated to the Tenor.
This year, the Festival comes at the XV edition. The event has the opportunity to host some of the most famous figures of the international music scene, who paid tribute to Mario Lanza in the beautiful natural surroundings of Piazza Municipio. Among the guests of the past editions, there are: Cecilia Gasdia, Katia Ricciarelli, Chiara Taigi, Francesca Patanè (soprano); Nicola Martinucci, Gianluca Terranova (tenori); Marco Chingari, Carmine Monaco (baritoni); Antonella Ruggiero etc…The festival has hosted some famous orchestras such as the Tchaikovsky Symphony Orchestra, the Symphony Orchestra of the Republic of Udmurtia and the Lyric Choir of Radio Television of Craiova, the Philharmonic Orchetra of Dnepropetrovsk, and renowned conductors such as Maestro Fernando Raucci and Maestro Leonardo Quadrini.
The Festival will take place from 12th to 14th Agoust and it will host the final stage of the International Opera Competition “Mario Lanza”