January 26, 2024

9.00 pm Library of the Cariparma Foundation GIUSEPPE VERDI’S FIRST TIME IN MILAN, 1834: The libretto of Haydn’s Creation, in which his name appears in print. Conference by Prof. Corrado Mingardi


January 27, 2024

9.00 am G. Verdi’s Birthplace, Roncole Verdi COMMEMORATION OF THE MASTER’S DEATH. Opening greeting by the Mayor, Stefano Nevicati, and blessing given by the parish priest Don Luigi Guglielmoni. This will be followed by the laying of 27 red roses by the Club dei 27, which will sing the Va’ Pensiero in honor of the Swan of Busseto, and the laurel wreaths from the Municipal Administration and the Cultural and Artistic Association Amici di Verdi/Museo di Barezzi House

9.30am Casa Barezzi – Remembrance Day: “AND THEN A PILOT ARRIVED WHO APPEARED DRUNK” Busseto 1943-1945, the war. By Prof Adriano Concari, ANPI Busseto

10.30am Piazza Verdi THE ANNOUNCEMENT!

10.30 am Casa Protetta A TRIO FOR VERDI – Concert reserved for guests of the shelter, the people who take care of it and their relatives

11.00am Teatro G. Verdi CONCERT by the “Attilio Bertolucci” Music High School of Parma

3.00 pm Casa Barezzi NICOLAS AND VERDI: MUSIC IN PARADISE – Author and performer: Sonia Mezzadri, Nicolas Comati Association. With the collaboration of Giancarlo Zanasi.

From 3.00 pm Piazza G. Verdi WALKING LISTENING TO VERDI Music broadcast from the Doremiusic headquarters. By the students of Maestro Sara Piceni’s piano class

4.00 pm Casa Barezzi REFLECTIONS ON THE GREEN MAN. GIUSEPPE VERDI ENTREPRENEUR AND BENEFACTOR. By Prof Giuseppe Bonazzi, University of Parma

6.00 pm Collegiate Church of San Bartolomeo HOLY MEMORIAL MASS “Santa Cecilia” Choir of Corridonia (MC)

9.00 pm Teatro G. Verdi THE VOICE OF VERDI Theatrical show in collaboration with the Teatro Regio. On stage costumes from Verdi’s operas from 1913 to 2006


The events of the festival will be free and with free admission while seats last, but for the show LA VOCE DI VERDI at 9.00 pm in the Theater booking is required via the Eventbrite platform at THIS LINK


Sunday 28 January

4.30 pm Council Room, Villanova sull’Arda. ON YN’S FILE BREATH…OF MUSIC AND WORDS



DAY OF CRYING AND FIER PAIN. Verdi’s death in the newspapers and postcards of the time

Documentary exhibition 27 January – 31 March at the Cariparma Foundation Library. Guided tours every Saturday at 4.00 pm and on the two Sundays of Meravigliosa Biblioteca on 11 February and 10 March


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Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 10 – 43011 Busseto (PR)
Tel. 0524.92487