The Salieri Festival: Where Circus and Music Intersect

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The Salieri Festival: Where Circus and Music Intersect

From September 21 to 25, 2023, the Salieri Festival will mount its third edition and rock the town of Legnago, Italy, with a unique blend of circus acts choreographed to classical tunes. Festival founder Antonio Giarola reveals the inspiration behind the event as well as the itinerary of this year’s edition.
In fair Legnago, Verona, where we lay our scene, the Salieri Festival marches proudly into its third edition.  A celebration of both the circus arts and one of Legnago’s most storied residents, renowned composer Antonio Salieri, the Salieri Festival sits at the creative crossroads between circus and music, combining them to great effect. From September 21 to 25, audiences at the Teatro Salieri will get to watch 20 diverse artists from as far afield as Malaysia, Ethiopia, and the US take the stage to compete for top honors in front of an acclaimed international jury. Each act promises something different, designed around and accompanied by live music from the Grande Orchestra, led by conductor Diego Basso. Between these shows, festivalgoers can also move throughout Legnago and attend a sculpture parade, art galleries, and more! But this is just the beginning of what Salieri has to offer. ...
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Carolyn Klein

Carolyn Klein is a writer, poet, and circus fan from the Washington, D.C, area. Writing stories about the circus has been a dream of hers since getting introduced to circus fiction around 2014. She recently completed her B.A. in English and Creative Writing, magna cum laude, at George Mason University. As a new member of the Circus Talk journalism team, Carolyn looks forward to learning as much as she can about the industry and people behind circus.