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Ravenna Festival - Dante's Celebrations



Ravenna Festival  - Dante's Celebrations

On September 5 and 13  the city of Ravenna will host a series of events on the occasion of the upcoming 700th anniversary of the death of Dante Alighieri.

The events can be viewed in live streaming on the page

On September 5, at the presence of the President of the Italian Republic, the celebrations will begin at 8.30 pm with the solemn reopening of the Poet's tomb, after a long and accurate restoration, 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.

The vocal ensemble Voces Suaves will perform Quivi Sospiri by Luzzasco Luzzaschi from the Second Book of Five-Part Madrigals (1576) in which verses from canto III of Inferno are set to music; Joanne Metcalf's Io sono amore angelico will follow from Il nome del bel fior (1988) with verses from Paradiso Canto XXXIII.

Subsequently, in Piazza San Francesco, the pianist Yulianna Avdeeva will perform the Fantasia quasi Sonata - Apri's une Lecture de Dante, by Franz Liszt, while the baritone Luca Micheletti and the pianist Davide Cavalli will perform Il conte Ugolino from canto XXXIII of the Inferno, by Gaetano Donizetti. At the end, the actor Elio Germano will read Paradiso canto XXXIII.

On September 13, the program continues with the choral dramatic action of Marco Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari (Ravenna Theater - Teatro delle Albe) with the citizens of the Dante Yard; the ceremony of the offering by the Municipality of Florence of the oil for the votive lamp at the tomb, and the lecture by Professor Carlo Ossola, President of the National Dante Committee.

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Dante's tomb and Quadrarco di Braccioforte



Date: Da Saturday, September 05, 2020 a Sunday, September 13, 2020

Organized by : Ravenna Festival

Entrance : Free


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