Openights 2018

A month of great live concerts in Northern Italy, in two exceptional locations!

From 13 July 2018 to 04 August 2018

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The music festival OpeNights, one of the most appreciated events of recent years in the city of Vicenza, will take place once again this summer. From 13 July to 4 August, the Olympic Theatre and Palazzo Leoni Montanari will open their beautiful gardens to host some of the most anticipated evening concerts in Vicenza in 2018!

OpeNights 2018 showcases seven evening concerts in Italy of great music where different rhythms and genres will alternate on stage, offering listeners a string of unmissable events!

Now in its seventh edition, 'OpenNight Vicenza - music, drink & art under the stars' has already become one of the most anticipated events in Vicenza, loved by both music aficionados and those who want to simply relax with a drink and listen to great live music.

The program OpeNights 2018 is organized by Società del Quartetto di Vicenza and by Gallerie d’Italia – Palazzo Leoni Montanari thank to the collaboration of Intesa Sanpaolo. The event is part of the rich calendar of events Vicenza in 2018 that, in the summer months, showcases the project 'Summer in Vicenza' promoted by the City of Vicenza and the Veneto Region to involve the entire city with initiatives and various events.

The added value of these special music concerts in Vicenza is undoubtedly the locations. Magnificent example of Baroque art of the late 17th century, Palazzo Leoni Montanari is home to a renowned museum that houses important works of Venetian painting of the 18th century as well as a valuable collection of ancient Russian icons; the Olympic Theatre needs no introduction: it is the pride of the city of Vicenza and included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage monuments. Designed by Andrea Palladio in the late 16th century, the Olympic Theatre is the oldest permanent covered theatre of the modern era.

OpeNights 2018 foresees musical events of various kinds. Inspirited by a glass of Prosecco, you will find a wide range of music genres featured, from colors and melodies, Brasil to jazz, from the voice of the great Bruno Conte to blues and gypsy mood, without forgetting to mention other interesting events.

Openights - Full program of the summer events 2018 in Vicenza

All the events held in the courtyard of Palazzo Leoni Montanari will be preceded by ‘Assaggi d’arte’, some brief and lively readings dedicated to a work of art which is ideally connected to the musical theme of the evening.

Friday, July 13th: Courtyard of Palazzo Leoni Montanari

  • 20.30 - Assaggi d'arte: Voce nascosta di Sibilla - the symbolic role of Sybils in the ancient world and in the Christian imagery.
  • 21.15 – concert by Alma Brasileira
    voice Silvania Dos Santos
    guitar and percussions Giancarlo Bianchetti
    The seducing voice of Silvania and the skilful guitar of Giancarlo will explore the realm of rhythms, colors and melodies from Brazil on a captivating journey to discover the most authentic side of this land, far from the noise of the Carneval and closer to the day-to-day life of people who live their lives with joys and a pinch of ‘saudade’.

Saturday, July 14th: garden of the Teatro Olimpico

  • 21.15 – concerto Jazz, dal Solo al Tutti
    saxophone by Claudio Fasoli
    guitar by Michele Calgaro
    drums and electronics by Gianni Bertoncini
    Orchestra directed by Ettore Martin
    An entire evening will develop around the great saxophonist Claudio Fasoli, musician, composer and writer, an icon of Italian 70s blues.

Friday, July 20th: Courtyard of Palazzo Leoni Montanari

  • 20.30 - Assaggi d'arte: In armonia con le Muse – At Galleria della Verità: details matter. Greek sculpture meets the thriving fantasy of baroque art.
  • 21.15 – concert World Music
    voice Minji Kim
    piano Alessio Sebastio
    Re-elaboration of American standards, soundtracks, popular songs and folk music, as well as original reinterpretations of pop songs… Immortal melodies which have entered popular music culture interpreted by Korean soprano and a jazz pianist.

Saturday, July 21st: garden of the Teatro Olimpico

  • 21.15 – Una Stanza Nel Cielo
    voice Bruno Conte
    piano Massimo Barbieri
    A great interpreter of Italian music, Bruno Conte will unveil the sides of the city of Genoa’s soul through words and music by Lauzi, Tenco, De Andrè, Bindi and Paoli.

Friday, July 27th: Courtyard of Palazzo Leoni Montanari

  • 20.30 - Assaggi d'arte: Il canto inquieto delle sirene – Transformation of myths from Homer to today: female voices between fascination and deceit-
  • 21.15 – concerto TU
    voice Chiara Luppi
    trumpet Gianluca Carollo
    keyboard Giuliano Pastore
    base Davide Pezzin
    drums Mauro Beggio
    Chiara, eclectic voice, both soft and powerful, dynamic and soul, will be on stage with a lively quarted to present his latest record: an exploration of different styles, sensations and emotions. ‘Tu’ proposes to be an invitation to always be yourself, taking care of your baggage of experience.

Saturday, July 28th: Garden of the Teatro Olimpico

  • 21.15 – concert Summertime In Blues
    voice Nick Righele
    bass and double bass Andrea Vanacore
    guitar Diego Bergamin
    drums Roberto D’Alessandro
    The Nick Blues Band will explore America in the ‘40s and ‘50s to tell the story of a musical genre rich in atmosphere which has also become a lifestyle: blues. It will explore the great classics of Chicago Blues and Jump Blues.

Saturday, August 4th: garden of the Teatro Olimpico

  • 21.15 – concerto Gipsy Mood
    clarinet Michele Uliana
    guitar Nicolò Apolloni
    guitar Lallo Orlandi
    double bass Andrea Ruocco
    All the rhythm of ‘manouche’ - ‘gypsy’ genre inspired by swing, flamenco and Italian tango. The evening is expected to repeat the success it reached in the past editions of Openights.

In case of bad weather the concerts scheduled in the courtyard of Palazzo Leoni Montanari will be held in the Apollo Hall; the concerts at the Olympic Theatre garden will be postponed to another date.

Once more this year’s the numerous concerts in Vicenza - summer 2018 are ready to give you unique emotions! Among the various events of the summer, be sure not to miss OpeNights 2018! Established artists and young music talents will be the protagonists of seven captive evenings of live music under the stars, in the beautiful settings of Palazzo Leoni Montanari and the Olympic Theatre.

Book one of our beautiful hotels in Vicenza and enjoy summer in the city of Palladio: music, art and culture are waiting for you!

By Insidecom Editorial Staff


Period: From 13 July 2018 to 04 August 2018

Event location: Palazzo Leoni Montanari & Olympic Theatre

Contacts: for information on the events in Vicenza, Italy, tickets and reservations visit

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