Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte
The Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte (International Art Workshop) is an annual Italian summer school and musical festival for young singers, actors, musicians, conductors and composers. It was set up in Montepulciano in 1976 by Hans Werner Henze, a string of whose works have been premiered at it.
Productions are worked on in the summer school and then put on in the festival. Food and accommodation is provided for the participants, in return for putting on the shows in the festival.
Since November 2005 the workshop has been organised by the Fondazione Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte di Montepulciano, run by the town and by the Province of Siena.
Vincent Monteil is the Artistic Director.