Montreal’s Italian week turning 25
Montreal’s Italian week – Following last year’s festival with over half a million visitors, Montreal’s Italian Week returns for its 25th edition from August 3rd to 12th. Several activities will enable festival-goers of all ages and origins to enjoy the festival and celebrate the many facets of Italian culture.
The famous Italian-Quebec singer Marco Calliari is renewing its partnership with Montreal’s Italian week by accepting to be the spokesperson for its 25th edition. Combining Italian folklore and modernism, he will perform in Little Italy accompanied by Jerome Charlebois.
“With the celebrations surrounding Montreal’s Italian Week 25th edition, we wish that festival-goers continue to discover Italian culture, but also that they participate in it. We hope that this year’s edition will be unforgettable!” – Josie Verrillo, Director general of the National Congress of Italian Canadians
Tuscany will be at the front end, particularly with the opera La Bohème by Giacomo Puccini, in addition to film screenings associated to the region. The famous Italian signer Giorgia Fumanti will start the weekend in Little Italy, followed by the Moda Sotto le Stelle fashion show and another performance by the Italian music group Borkkia. Two desert contests, conferences and a special art exhibition on Giacomo Puccini presented at the Casa d’Italia just to name a few activities that will be. Over the course of ten days, the festival will visit several neighbourhoods of Montreal as well as Laval and will culminate in Little Italy over the weekend.
August 3rd – 10th: Film screenings
(Leonardo da Vinci Centre, Casa d’Italia and McCord Museum)
August 4th: Notre-Dame-De-Grâce (Georges-Saint-Pierre Park)
August 5th: Laval (Lausanne Park)
August 7th: LaSalle (Ouellette Park)
August 9th:Saint-Léonard (Wilfrid-Bastien Park)
August 10th – 12th: Little Italy (St-Laurent boulevard, from Jean-Talon to Beaubien)
Feature image by: Sara Varone