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Musica Maestro! | Modena, Italy

Musica Maestro ! | Modena, Italy

The first edition of Musica Maestro !, the music and theater festival promoted by the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation, in collaboration with the Duse Theater of Bologna, was held in the park of the Luciano Pavarotti Home Museum in Modena from August 31 to September 4.
The initiative was born with the purpose of celebrating a very important anniversary: the 60th anniversary of the debut of Maestro Pavarotti. On 29 April, 1961, the young Luciano performed on the stage of the Municipal Theater Valli in Reggio Emilia making his debut as Rodolfo in Giacomo Puccini’s La Bohème.

To celebrate this anniversary, all the appointments presented during the “Musica Maestro!” festival had a link or a reference to Pavarotti’s career or to the world of opera in general:

Tuesday, August 31
Andrea Griminelli, flute
Stefano Nanni, piano and keyboard

Wednesday, September 1
Federico Buffa, storyteller
Marco Caronna, direction

Thursday, September 2
Alessandro Preziosi, storyteller
Francesco Libetta, piano
Tommaso Mattei, script’s author
Elena Marazzita, ideation and artistic direction

Friday, September 3
Michela Murgia, script’s author and storyteller
Giancarlo Palena, accordion
In collaboration with Parmaconcerti

Saturday, September 4
Tribute concert in memory of LUCIANO PAVAROTTI’s opera debut
Cristin Arsenova, soprano
Marily Santoro, soprano
Riccardo Gatto, tenor
Giuseppe Infantino, tenor
Davide Tuscano, tenor
Francesco Bosso, baritone

Paolo Andreoli, piano
Gocce d’Opera, string quartet


This prestigious initiative was brought on stage thanks to the collaboration with an historical institution of the Emilian scene, the Duse Theater in Bologna, which worked alongside the Pavarotti Foundation to offer to the audience, also in summer, some of the most loved and followed protagonists of his theatrical season.

We thank for their active support: Emilia-Romagna Region, the Municipality of Modena, the Emilia Romagna Region APT Services, Vivaticket, Radio Bruno (Media partner).

It has come to our attention that a member of the public is claiming to be Maestro Pavarotti's niece when she is not.
On some occasions she allegedly leveraged this false relationship to fraudulently obtain money and benefits.

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