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Celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri

Date:

09/05/2020


Celebrations of the 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri

The President of the Republic Sergio Mattarella will open the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of Dante Alighieri's death on September 5 in Ravenna, which will involve the Municipality of Ravenna, the Emilia-Romagna Region and the entire country until September 2021.

The celebrations will start at 8.30 pm (Italian time) with the solemn reopening of the Poet's tomb and the nearby quadrarco of Braccioforte. The ceremony will be preceded and followed by the performance of musical compositions that refer to Dante's work. L'ensemble vocale Voces Suaves will perform Quivi sospiri by Luzzasco Luzzaschi from the Secondo libro dei madrigali a cinque voci (1576) in which verses from canto III of Hell are set to music; Joanne Metcalf's Io sono amore angelico will follow from Il nome del bel fior (1988) with verses from Canto XXXIII of Paradise. Subsequently, in Piazza San Francesco, the pianist Yulianna Avdeeva will perform the Fantasia quasi Sonata - Apre's une Lecture de Dante, by Franz Liszt, while the baritone Luca Micheletti and the pianist Davide Cavalli will propose Il Conte Ugolino from canto XXXIII of Hell, by Gaetano Donizetti. In closing, the actor Elio Germano reads the XXXIII canto of the Paradise.

The event can be followed in live streaming on the page www.ravennafestival.live, in the special section www.ravennafestival.live/live-stream.

Information

Date: Saturday, September 05, 2020

Entrance : Free


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