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RAVENNA, SEPTEMBER 5TH & 13TH 2020. OPENING OF THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF DANTE ALIGHIERI, IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC.

Date:

09/03/2020


RAVENNA, SEPTEMBER 5TH & 13TH 2020. OPENING OF THE CELEBRATIONS OF THE SEVENTH ANNIVERSARY OF THE DEATH OF DANTE ALIGHIERI, IN THE PRESENCE OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC.

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

On 5 September, in the presence of the President of the Republic, the celebrations will start at 8.30 pm with the reopening of the Poet's tomb and the nearby “Quadrarco of Braccioforte”. The ceremony will be preceded and followed by the performance, by the vocal ensemble Voces Suaves, of musical compositions that refer to Dante's work. Subsequently, in Piazza San Francesco, the pianist Yulianna Avdeeva will perform the “Fantasia quasi Sonata - Après 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 will read canto XXXIII of Paradise.

On 13 September, among an articulated program of events, we mention the dramatic choral performance by Marco Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari (Ravenna Theater - Teatro delle Albe), the ceremony of the offer by the Municipality of Florence of the oil for the votive lamp at the poet’s tomb and the lecture by Professor Carlo Ossola, President of the National Dante Committee.

The events scheduled for the 5th and 13th September in Ravenna can be followed in live streaming on the page www.ravennafestival.live, in the special section www.ravennafestival.live/live-stream.


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