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Promenade a Bologna

Promenade in the UNESCO City of Music

Bologna was named "UNESCO creative city of Music" in 2006 - and perhaps this promenade will show you why. Bologna offers a wealth of concerts and opera, a wide variety of jazz and contemporary music events, as well as a high level of nightclubs where the music of tomorrow is played today. In the background, you can just hear the voices of Dalla, Carboni, Cremonini, to cite but a few among the most famous Italian pop singers.
As for history - why not try out the thrill of feeling like Farinelli, Rossini, or Mozart as a young student? They all stayed here from the 1600s to 1800s.
Music has always had a central role in Bologna. Institutions like the G.B. Martini Conservatory, the International museum and library of music and the 18th century Teatro Comunale (City Theatre) are proof of the city's extraordinary musical history.
What's more, the region also has a deep tradition in the construction of musical instruments: string instruments and ocarinas are crafted in Budrio but are known world-wide thanks to the museum that is named after them.

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HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR SINGS THEIR BEST HITS

12/12/2018 Teatro Duse

HARLEM GOSPEL CHOIR SINGS THEIR BEST HITS

After the great success of the last few seasons, the Harlem Gospel Choir returns to the Duse Theater, the most famous gospel choir of America, as well as one of the most long-lived.

From Paris to Bologna a Journey with Liszt and Rossini

12/12/2018 - 31/01/2019 Biblioteca di San Giorgio in Poggiale

From Paris to Bologna a Journey with Liszt and Rossini

An exhibition on the first Liszt’s journey to Italy, his stay in Bologna in 1838 and his friendship with Rossini (on the 150th anniversary of Rossini’s death), with lectures and concerts.

Concert Grazie Claudio

20/01/2019 Teatro Manzoni

Concert Grazie Claudio

On 20th January, at 6 pm, orchestra director Claudio Abbado will be commemorated with a great concert on the fifth anniversary of his passing with the aim of supporting the social activities he set up in Bologna and now developed by Mozart14.

Il Trovatore

22/01/2019- 29/01/2019 Teatro Comunale

Il Trovatore

Opera in four acts which will start the Opera season at Teatro Comunale

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Teatro Comunale di Bologna

In 1756 the Bolognese Senate, thanks to Cardinal Lambertini's concrete involvement, assigned the task to design a new theatre to the famous stage designer and architect Antonio Galli Bibiena. The theatre was inaugurated in 1763 with the new opera 'Il Trionfo di Clelia' by Metastasio with music by Gluck and stage scenes by Bibiena.

Museo dell'Ocarina

Museum

Museo dell'Ocarina

A museum dedicated to ocarina, the worldwide famous terracotta flute: instruments, sheet music and pictures tell a century of history of the wind instrument created in Budrio.

Collezione Tagliavini

Museum

Collezione Tagliavini

This collection of ancient musical instruments was donated to the city by Maestro Luigi Ferdinando Tagliavini, Bolognese organist and musicologist. The collection is unique for the prestige and sheer number of objects, including collections of folk and wind instruments from the 16th to 19th centuries; clavichords; organs; harpsichords, spinets and pianos.

Museo della Musica

Museum

Museo della Musica

A Museum dedicated to the ancient musical tradition of Pieve di Cento, located in the foyer of the Teatro Comunale "Alice Zeppilli"

Regia Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna - Palazzo Carrati

Regia Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna - Palazzo Carrati

The Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna was founded in 1666 by the noble Vincenzo Maria Carrati, based in his family’s palace, located at what is now Via Guerrazzi 13. “Unitate melos” has been the Academy’s motto ever since its foundation.

Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla

Every day at 6 pm, just after the strokes of Palazzo d'Accursio's clock, Lucio Dalla comes back in hearth of Bologna with one of his manifold songs.

La strada del Jazz

La strada del Jazz

In the Bologna city centre, hidden in the heart of the Quadrilatero, there is a street known as “La strada del Jazz” (Jazz Street), named after the gold stars dedicated to the greatest Jazz players of all time.

Una serata a teatro - Don Giovanni

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Una serata a teatro - Don Giovanni

For all music lovers, this is your chance to take part in the exclusive Opera Don Giovanni at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna.

Tour of Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Complete your promenade with

Tour of Teatro Comunale di Bologna

Discover the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna on a one-hour guided tour of one of the most enchanting places of the “UNESCO Creative City of Music”.