Incanto Dante is the new 4-year project entirely dedicated to the figure of the ‘Supreme Poet’ Dante Alighieri, from 2018 until 2021, which takes place in one of the most important venues in Ravenna linked to his memory, the Basilica of San Francesco.
The event will take place on Sundays, from January to October, and consists of readings from his major work, The Divine Comedy. The readings of the canticas are a handover of voices, orchestra, soloists, and choir – moreover, there will be reciting actors and the musical interpretation of Dante’s words by the Cappella Musicale di San Francesco. Furthermore, some important scholars will make an introduction to the readings of the day.
Readings coordination and adaptation are curated by Chiara Lagani and Consuelo Battiston (E production/Fanny & Alexander-Menoventi). The project involves well-known voices of the local theatre field. Music by Soloists, Choir and by Orchestra Della Cappella Musicale Della Basilica di San Francesco, Artistic direction by Cooperativa Mosaici Sonori.
Admission with a donation – The readings will be in Italian
SUNDAY 8 NOVEMBER [CANCELLED]
PARADISO | Reading of the cantos VIII, IX, X
SUNDAY 19 JANUARY
PURGATORIO | Reading of the cantos XVI – XVII – XVIII – XIX
Readings by Consuelo Battiston and Massimiliano Buldrini
SUNDAY 9 FEBRUARY
PURGATORIO | Readings of the cantos XX, XXI, XXII e XXIII
Flaminia Pasquini Ferretti and Marco Montanari will read the cantos dedicated to the punishment of the Avaricious and Prodigal and the ones of the Gluttonous. Introduction by Ileana Carrone
Selected music played by Franco Ugolini, organist of the Musical Chapel of the Basilica of San Francesco.
SUNDAY 15 MARCH [CANCELLED]
SUNDAY 19 APRIL [CANCELLED!]
SUNDAY 10 MAY [CANCELLED]
SUNDAY 12 JULY
PURGATORIO | Reading of the cantos XXIV, XXV, XXVI, XXVII
SUNDAY 26 JULY
PURGATORIO | Reading of the cantos XXVIII, XXIX, XXX, XXXI, XXXII
SUNDAY 6 SEPTEMBER
PURGATORIO | Reading of the canto XXXIII, Paradiso, reading of the cantos I, II, III
SUNDAY 11 OCTOBER
PARADISO | Reading of the cantos IV, V, VI, VII