Programmes of Mittelfest and Mittelyoung now available
28 April 2023
MITTELFEST 2023: INEVITABILE
18/21 May – 21/30 July, Cividale del Friuli, Artistic direction Giacomo Pedini
Mittelfest, now in its XXXII Edition, explores
the theme of the inevitable and possible new paths for what seems already
Mittelfest 21/30 July: Presents 29 artistic
projects from 12 countries, including 14 world or Italian premieres and 7 productions/coproductions;
mixing languages and epochs, and putting destiny and the unexpected into
unexpected dialogues, to provide original ideas to a future yet to be written.
Mittelyoung 18/21 May: A unique event in
Europe, staging 9 selected performances of prose, dance, music and circus from
under-30 Mitteleuropa, thus giving substantial support to young people.
Among the protagonists of Mittelfest: (in calendar order) Vinicio Marchioni, Nicola Piovani, Lucia Vasini, Lorenzo Lavia, Paolo Triestino, Haris Pašović, Mirijana Karanović, Strijbos & Van Rijswijk, Effetto Larsen, Alexander Gadjiev, Federica Fracassi, Erri De Luca, Gardi Hutter and many others.
international festivals will be staged respectively from 18 to 21 May, Mittelyoung, and from 21 to 30 July, Mittelfest, while
throughout the year Mittelfest continues under the name of Mittelland, with events that give continuity to the festival and
identify it as a bridge between European collaborations and local realities.
In detail, this year Mittelfest has 28
artistic projects - 16 music, 8 theatre, 3 dance and 1 circus, to which are
added the 3 shows selected from Mittelyoung and the show chosen by CS Under 30,
the young section of the Carinthischer Sommer Music Festival - for 14 world and Italian premieres, 7
productions or coproductions, all involving 12 different countries.
Mittelyoung hosts the 9
winning projects from the call for entries closed last February with 169 applications, 85 of which from
foreign countries: 2 theatre, 3 music, 2 dance and 2 circus, representing 6 different countries.
MITTELFEST 21/30 JULY
Two concerts frame the festival, opening and closing: the opening concert Janoska Goes Symphonic (21 July, world premiere, music), with the exceptional encounter between the Austro-Slovak Janoska Ensemble and the symphonic breath of FVG Orchestra. The closing concert definitely addresses a young audience with Fast Animals and Slow Kids, on stage exceptionally with Orchestra Arcangelo Corelli (30 July, music).
than ever, Mittelfest 2023 engages in a dialogue with the city and offers three
itinerant performances that
make the audience part of the artistic creation.
pays a lot of attention to the audience of tomorrow also by hosting an
extensive family project in
its programming to include and educate the youngest.
MITTELYOUNG 18 – 21 MAY
under-30 festival, is one of the most original novelties that Mittelfest brings
to the vast panorama of Italian and European festivals: in its third edition it
has become an eagerly awaited and mature event to see a generation on stage
and, at the same time, to give productive support to young people.
Like the last edition, it makes use of important alliances: the one with
Carinthischer Sommer Music Festival,
and in particular with the under-30 project, CS under 30, and the renewed collaboration with SNG Nova Gorica
which brings the first day of
Mittelyoung, 18 May, to Nova Gorica
in the small hall of SNG, with two circus shows.
The 9 projects have been selected following a call for entries published
all over the countries of Mitteleuropa and the Balkans, which resulted in 169 applications, submitted to a jury of curatores
under 30. At the end of Mittelyoung, 3
projects will be selected by the same commission to be repeated in Mittelfest programme.
Six countries are
represented by the selected projects (Italy, Germany, Austria, the Netherlands,
Croatia and the Czech Republic), which are almost all world premieres.
Alongside these two national festivals, Mittelfest programme spreads
throughout the year with Mittelland, which will be announced as the year
More info, programme & tickets: www.mittelfest.org