The Leoncavallo Festival
The town of Montalto Uffugo has an ancient and glorious cultural tradition, that pay tribute to the solemn celebrations to master Ruggero Leoncavallo, illustrious citizen of Montalto, although honorary and not of birth, who has linked his masterpiece I Pagliacci (The clowns) with Montalto Uffugo.
In August the city pays tribute to the great Neapolitan composer with Leoncavallo Festival, International Lyric Competition chaired each year by the most famous artists. The purpose of the competition is to discover and foster young musical talent and strengthen the natural vocation of the city opera.
The Lyric Competition is inserted into the wide program of the Festival Leoncavallo, with a schedule full of events ranging from music to theater, film exhibitions and conferences, aimed to satisfy a wide audience.
The festival Leoncavallo culminates with a large evening Gala, the award ceremony and a concert of the winners of the lyric. A competition that is becoming more popular, not only for its quality and the number of participants, but also for many fans of opera and art lovers that visit Montalto to listen to young musical talents of tomorrow.