27- 29 June 2008. Conducted by Emmanuel Villaume, directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali, with Nicole Piccolomini, Giorgio Surian, John Bellemer, Philippe Do.
Summer has arrived and it is festival time once again. The season opens with the Festival dei Due Mondi or Festival of the Two Worlds in Spoleto (27 June-13 July), where there is a feeling of renewal and great excitement. Following the death of Gian Carlo Menotti, the presidency and artistic direction have been handed to Giorgio Ferrara, a film and stage director who has worked with famous directors such as Visconti and Ronconi. In keeping with tradition the festival will open with an opera, Padm