Photo exhibition at Siena's botanical garden for Siena Festival
The visual arts meeting Siena's botanical garden

Let's get this party started! Three of Siena's art and music festivals joined forces to launch what now is simply called SIENA FESTIVAL. Contemporaneamente Barocco, Voci di Fonte and Teatri in Scatola are the names of the former festivals, which have decided to unite Siena in one big cultural happening at the beginning of autumn. 

From the 22nd of September to the 13th of October, Siena will be home to a series of events, all centering around music, dance, theater and the visual arts. 

The go-ahead is given by the opening of the exhibition in Siena's botanical garden with photo projects by Francesco Minucci (Today/Tomorrow) and Alessandro Pagni (Sussidiario Egoista). 
The show opens on Saturday, September 22 at 6pm with music and drinks. Entree is for free!

On Sunday, Italian 'pop star' Elio will inaugurate the festival's theater performances with a Figaro project. The Italian singer and comedian will give his take on one of opera's most famous professions: the barber! Rossini and Paisiello's Il Barbiere di Siviglia and Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro will provide ample material for the evening. Elio's interpretation won't lack in sense of humor and expressiveness. You'll be laughing your butt off, even if you don't understand a word of Italian. 

Elio, Italian singer and comedian
Elio in Figaro, il barbiere

Teatro dei Rinnovati: Elio and musicians in Figaro, il Barbiere; Sunday, September 23, 9.30pm. Ticket reservation by phone +39 392 8319 892 (from 9-12/15-19) or via email: 

For info on further events and detailed information visit the SIENA FESTIVAL WEBSITE.

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