Bologna, designated UNESCO Creative City for Music in 2006, has an old music tradition of excellences. Find out all the fascinating places of music in the city:
- Teatro Comunale, the opera house in Bologna is one of the most important opera venues in Italy. It was designed by the architect Antonio Galli Bibiena and it was inaugurated on 14 May 1763 with a performance of Gluck’s Il trionfo di Clelia, an opera which the composer had written for the occasion.
- Conservatoire of music was founded in 1804 and it is considered the first public music school in Italy. Gioacchino Rossini e Ferruccio Busoni studied here.
- Accademia Filarmonica di Bologna. The academy was established in 1666. The aim of the institution was to gather professional musicians “to form a long lasting unity dedicated to making beautiful music”.
- la Cappella Musicale di Santa Maria dei Servi. The Basilica, founded in 1346 , has been the heart of the music tradition of the city.
- The Civico Museo Bibliografico Musicale, founded in 1959 to hold the Comune di Bologna’s collection of musical objects, was renamed International Museum and Library of Music in 2004 with the opening of the museum’s site, the Palazzo Sanguinetti, in the historic center of Bologna.