Saturday 13 July 2024 at 9.00 pm – Courtyard of the Municipal Fortress

For Carlo’s hundredth birthday

On the occasion of the centenary of the birth of Carlo Bergonzi, one of the greatest Verdi tenors of all time, the Municipality of Busseto, in collaboration with the Amici di Verdi Association, is pleased to announce the event “A memory of love” . The evening will be held on Saturday 13 July 2024 at 9.00 pm, the birthday of the great Verdi voice of the last century, in the evocative courtyard of the Rocca Municipale of Busseto.

The event will see the participation of talented artists such as:

Stefano Secco, tenor voice who studied with the great Renata Scotto;

Sarah M. Punga who perfected her singing studies at the European Academy under the direction of Carlo Bergonzi with particular attention to the Verdi repertoire;

Francesco Congiu, a young tenor of excellence from the Verdi Academy of the Teatro Regio Foundation in Parma who will also be in Busseto during the Verdi Festival 2024 in “Un Ballo in Maschera”.

The technical insights into the voice and technical career of Carlo Bergonzi will be entrusted to Marco Faelli, former teacher of the training courses of the Toscanini Foundation with teaching role at the conservatories of Parma and Mantua and to Dino Rizzo from Busseto, teacher, appreciated organist and among the greatest experts on Giuseppe Verdi’s youth music.

The talented performers will be accompanied on the piano by maestro Miriam Damiani, a refined interpreter also of chamber music. These artists will offer the public a program of arias in homage to the career of Carlo Bergonzi.

The evening will be moderated by William Fratti of OperaLibera, who will guide the audience through memories and anecdotes about Carlo from Busseto, paying homage to his extraordinary musical legacy.

To allow everyone to participate, the completely free event will also be broadcast in live streaming on the @opera_libera Instagram page.

All invited to Busseto to celebrate this important anniversary and to honor the memory of an artist who left an indelible mark on the world of opera.

For further information and updates, please visit the website of the Municipality of Busseto and follow the Instagram page of @opera_libera.