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Bologna in the Sway of Music

Bologna is the proud recipient of UNESCO’s Creative City of Music appellate, earned thanks to its music tradition and the rich variety of events throughout the year. The music tour winds through the Basilica di San Petronio, the Conservatory G.B. Martini and the Teatro Comunale, curated by Bibiena. IMPORTANT INFO WHEN:4/03 - 8/04 - 6/05 - 3/06 - 1/07 - 5/08 - 2/09 -  7/10 - 4/11 - 2/12 TIMES 10:15am LENGTH: 2 hours LANGUAGES: Italian/English ITINERARY: Piazza Maggiore, Basilica di San Petronio (entrance), Conservatorio G.B. Martini, Oratorio Santa Cecilia, Teatro Comunale (entrance) INCLUDED: Skilled guide Radio-guides Entrance ticket to Teatro Comunale RATE: € 20.00 p/person 10% off for Bologna Welcome Card holders Free for children under 12  CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least 1 day in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel later, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.  

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Bologna: the sound of music from Classic to Jazz

An extraordinary musical journey that dates back to the eighteenth century and comes to the roaring Italian Fifties. Did you know that Mozart had failed his music exam in Bologna? Would you like to have a private and exclusive entrance into Rossini House or into one of the first Italian Jazz canteens? Join our musical tour and you’ll be part of Bologna, Unesco Creative City of Music. HIGHLIGHTS An extraordinary musical journey that dates back to the eighteenth century and comes to the roaring Italian Fifties Exlusive entrance to Philarmonic Academy and Rossini House Exlusive entrance to Martini Conservatory (only on April 21st) Exlusive entrance to Doctor Dixie Jazz Band Canteen, founded by Nardo Giardina in 1952, in which Lucio Dalla and Pupi Avati also played. The guided tour is born from an idea of Archemilia Day Tours by Baldassarre Giardina INFORMATION  WHEN: Saturday, 31 April 2018 Saturday, 21 April 2018 LENGTH: 2 hours 30 minutes TIMES 10am MEETING POINT: Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, under the Two Towers ITINERARY: Departure from Piazza di Porta Ravegnana, entrance to Philarmonic Academy, Rossini House and Martini Conservatory (only on April 21st), external passage from Comunale Theater, crossing the jazz route and Lucio Dalla House up to Doctor Dixie Jazz Band Canteen. LANGUAGES: Italian / English INCLUDED: Italian/English speaking tourist guide Entrance to Philarmonic Academy Entrance to Martini Conservatory (only on April 21st) Exclusive entrances to Rossini House and to Doctor Dixie Jazz Band Canteen, both normally closed to visitors.      RATE: Full price: €25 per person CANCELLATION POLICY: If you cancel at least one day prior to the scheduled departure, no cancellation fee will be charged. If you cancel later, you will be subject to a full booking fee.

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A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – WEST SIDE STORY

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2018 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): West Side Story. In the Upper West Side of New York, the Jets fight against the Sharks (the modern Capuleti and Montecchi) among dance scenes and sophisticated melodies that make West Side Story a masterpiece of American musical theater. The eclecticism and freshness of the texts of Bernstein and Sondheim are one of the reasons for his success since his debut at the Winter Garden Theater on Broadway in 1957, with the direction and choreography of Jerome Robbins. In 1961 the film version win 10 Academy Awards. HIGHLIGHTS Spend a very pleasant evening in one of the most famous, historical theatres in Italy Enjoy West Side Story, one of the exquisite Opera performances   DATA SHEET WHEN: July 11th at 8pm   LENGTH: 4 H   MEETING POINT: Foyer Teatro Comunale di Bologna Largo Respighi 1 - 40126 Bologna   RATE: Stalls ticket: 50.00 € p/person

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A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – SIMON BOCCANEGRA

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2018 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): Simon Boccanegra In 1880 Giulio Ricordi invited Verdi to remake the opera Simon Boccanegra for the Teatro alla Scala, almost twenty years after the flop of the first version. All the characters are dominated  by love, ambition and thirst for revenge, except Simone, the Doge, characterized by dark traits and melancholy.   HIGHLIGHTS Spend a very pleasant evening in one of the most famous, historical theatres in Italy Enjoy Simon Boccanegra, one of the exquisite Opera performances   DATA SHEET WHEN: April 17th at 8pm    LENGTH: 4 H   MEETING POINT: Foyer Teatro Comunale di Bologna Largo Respighi 1 - 40126 Bologna   RATE: Stalls ticket: 75.00 € p/person  

A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – DON GIOVANNI

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2018 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): Don GIovanni. Don Giovanni is the second artistic collaboration between Mozart and Lorenzo da Ponte, after Le Nozze di Figaro and before Così fan tutte. It is a singular combination of comedy and drama. Don Giovanni debuted in Prague in 1787, and for centuries has enchanted the public thanks to the plot and to the fascinating protagonist with an extreme psychological complexity, whose theatrical representation allows a great variety of interpretations.   HIGHLIGHTS Spend a very pleasant evening in one of the most famous, historical theatres in Italy Enjoy Don Giovanni, one of the exquisite Opera performances   DATA SHEET WHEN: December 16th at 3.30pm LENGTH: 4 H   MEETING POINT: Foyer Teatro Comunale di Bologna Largo Respighi 1 - 40126 Bologna   RATE: Stalls ticket: 75.00 € p/person

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A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – DON CARLO

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2018 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): Don Carlo. Don Carlo was composed for the Paris Opéra in 1867: it is among the most committed works for the complexity of the staging. Don Carlo is based on a drama by Schiller, it has an elaborate plot and detailed characters, to highlighting the difficulties in distinguishing good and evil, the weight of power and love contrasts. The Italian premiere of this Opera took place at the Teatro Comunale di Bologna on October 27th, in 1867. HIGHLIGHTS Spend a very pleasant evening in one of the most famous, historical theatres in Italy Enjoy Don Carlo, one of the exquisite Opera performances   DATA SHEET WHEN: June 12th at 8pm   LENGTH: 4 H   MEETING POINT: Foyer Teatro Comunale di Bologna Largo Respighi 1 - 40126 Bologna   RATE: Stalls ticket: 100.00€ p/person

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A NIGHT AT THE THEATRE – CAPULETI E MONTECCHI

Music lovers, this is your chance to take part in exclusive scheduled shows during the 2018 Opera, Ballet and Concert Season at the prestigious Teatro Comunale di Bologna (Civic Theatre): Capuleti e Montecchi. Capuleti e Montecchi was commissioned to Bellini from “Teatro La Fenice” and composed in very short times for the Carnival of 1830: it was a real triumph! The original score only goes back to 1935, for the celebrations of the Bellini centenary in Catania, before finally returning to the repertoire from the late fifties.   HIGHLIGHTS Spend a very pleasant evening in one of the most famous, historical theatres in Italy Enjoy Capuleti e Montecchi, one of the exquisite Opera performances   DATA SHEET WHEN: May 13th at 8.00pm LENGTH: 4 H   MEETING POINT: Foyer Teatro Comunale di Bologna Largo Respighi 1 - 40126 Bologna   RATE: Stalls Ticket: 50.00 € p/person

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