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Così mi distraggo un po’

From: 2/03/2019 - To: 4/03/2019

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Date of last update: 06/03/2019, 08:55

Bologna celebrates Lucio Dalla with a diverse programme of events: on the occasion of the artist’s birthday, the city has organised a series of events, concerts and unique guided tours over three days. 


Così mi distraggo un po’
Three days with Lucio

Saturday March 2d 

Tour of Casa Dalla
10 am to 6.45 pm (8 slots)*
Guided tours of the house in Via d’Azeglio where the artist lived and worked. Anecdotes and curiosities that have made his connection with the city of Bologna famous.

Tour of the Municipal Theatre
11.15 am -12.00 pm - 12.45 pm
Guided tour of the theatre, one of the oldest in Italy characterised by the history and timeless charm of its 18th-century features such as foyer Rossini, the area below the stalls, Sala Bibiena renowned for its perfect acoustics and the stage.


Sunday March 3rd

Tour of the Municipal Theatre
10.00 am

"Al Comunale in famiglia” (A family evening at the Municipal Theatre) concert
homage to Garinei and Giovannini
 Bernstein School of Musical, Municipal Theatre
11.00 am

Special tours with Cristiano Governa of Casa Dalla: Cosa sarà?
10.45 am and 12.15 pm
...che dobbiamo cercare (What is it? ...that we have to look for) Lucio used to sing and, more than a question, these lyrics have become the promise of an experience for our eyes and ears, an unusual journey around his home looking for what is hiding in plain sight.
A unique tour that is part journey of discovery and part theatrical performance.


Monday March 4th

Special tours with Cristiano Governa of Casa Dalla: Cosa sarà?
10.45 am and 12.15 pm

Photography Exhibition curated by Cineteca di Bologna (Bologna Film Library)
Foyer of the Municipal Theatre
from 11 am to 6 pm

Screening of Quijote (2006)
Directed by Mimmo Paladino
with Lucio Dalla
Sala Cervi, Cineteca di Bologna
6 pm

Lucio Dalla – Quarant’anni dopo (Lucio Dalla – Forty years later)
Municipal Theatre
9.00 pm
February 1979, forty years ago… Lucio Dalla published “Lucio Dalla”, one of the most important records in the history of Italian music.
A concert between music and performance with Lucio's friends and travel companions: Gaetano Curreri, Luca Carboni, Ron, Francesco Gabbani, Marco Masini, Lo Stato Sociale, Giovanni Caccamo, Renzo Rubino, Iskra Menarini, Graziano Galatone and Riccardo Majorana. Note after note, word after word, scene after scene, the songs will take on an entirely new dimension thanks to the Municipal Theatre’s symphony orchestra conducted by Maestro Beppe D’Onghia. With their diverse and exceptional performances, the nine singers will pay homage to Lucio's timeless melodies in a unique unmissable performance. The musicians who took part in the soundtrack to Lucio Dalla’s life will also perform Maurizio Dei Lazzaretti, Teo Ciavarella, Gionata Colaprisca, Roberto Costa, Bruno Mariani, Massimo Sutera, Jimmy Villotti and Fio Zanotti. Actors Caterina Gabrieli and Brian Boccuni will take part in the performance featuring images and animations by Stefano Cantaroni and Gabriel Zagni as well as a choreography by Alessio Vanzini.



  • * Tour of Casa Dalla on March 2nd: SOLD OUT
  • For the guided tour of the Municipal Theatre on March 3rd and "Al Comunale in famiglia" (A family evening at the Municipal Theatre) concert homage to Garinei e Giovanninwww.tcbo.it
  • Special tours with Cristiano Governa of Casa Dalla: Cosa sarà? on March 3rd and 4th: book here
  • Screening of Quijote on March 4th: www.cinetecadibologna.it
  • Lucio Dalla – Quarant’anni dopo (Lucio Dalla – Forty years later) concert on March 4th: tickets go on sale on Tuesday, February 19th at 12.00 pm at the Municipal Theatre ticket office and online at www.vivaticket.it. Info at: boxoffice@comunalebologna.it
Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla (Bologna, 4 March 1943 – Montreux, 1 march 2012) Italian musician, songwriter and actor.