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7 Musical events to lift your Holiday spirits

Updated on 05 December 2023 From Bologna Welcome

Christmas and the festive season are just around the corner. It's about time to fully engage in the magical spirit of this period. And what better way than attending concerts and shows to light up our festive mood?

Here are 7 events in Bologna to fully embrace the festive atmosphere.

GospelNight with Dream Gospel Voices – Teatro EuropAuditorium

Straight from Harlem, New York, the most talented gospel voices are performing on 13 December on the EuropAuditorium stage. Plunge into the spirit of Christmas with the melodies and voices of the best American gospel, spreading messages of peace, love, joy and hope. Oh Happy Day!

Christmas Concert – Aula Magna di Santa Lucia

The Collegium Musicum, choir and orchestra of the University of Bologna are preparing for Christmas with their traditional concert in the impressive setting of Santa Lucia. The festive atmosphere can already be breathed in the prestigious Aula Magna where so many students, professors and prominent figures from Unibo have passed through. See you on 18 December at 9 p.m.


Die Fledermaus – Comunale Nouveau

Johann Strauss' most famous operetta is coming just before Christmas to take you all the way to the end of the year. On stage at the Comunale Nouveau from 22 to 30 December, it is the perfect time to brighten up the festive atmosphere with a toast to the great opera presented by the Teatro Comunale di Bologna.


New year's concert – Auditorium Manzoni

Happy New Year! Let's greet 2024 with the ultimate classic: the 1 January concert at the Manzoni Theatre. Bologna's Filarmonica del Teatro Comunale is performing Vivaldi and Piazzolla's Four Seasons for an afternoon full of emotions.


Fantasiain Concert by Disney Concerts - Teatro EuropAuditorium

A must-attend event for Disney cartoon enthusiasts: "Fantasia" and "Fantasia 2000" will be screened and enlivened during a stunning live concert by the Teatro Comunale di Bologna Orchestra.

Evento irrinunciabile per gli appassionati dei cartoni Disney: “Fantasia” e “Fantasia 2000” saranno i classici proiettati durante il concerto, in cui l’Orchestra del Teatro Comunale di Bologna interpreterà alcune delle pagine sinfoniche che animano i due film. From 5 to 7 January, EuropAuditorium is truly bringing the Disney spirit to life.  

The nutcracker – Teatro Duse

Another great classic of the Christmas season, Tchaikovsky's The Nutcracker, goes on stage at the Duse Theatre. An ever exciting ballet, a perfect Christmas story to enjoy the last days of this festive season in Bologna, on 6 and 7 January.

Bol on ice 2024 -Unipol Arena

To end the Holidays on a high note, here are the professionals of figure skating on ice. On January 6, the Olympic rink at the Unipol Arena in Bologna will host an unforgettable show: the world's best skaters will thrill audiences with breathtaking performances.

Luci e albero di Natale, 2019 ©Pietrobondi

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