15TH ITALIAN LANGUAGE WEEK IN THE WORLD
The Week of the Italian Language in the World promotes Italian as a great language of classical and contemporary culture. Every year the diplomatic and cultural network of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation chooses a theme for this initiative and organizes a series of events in the third week of October. In 2015, Under the High Patronage of the President of the Republic of Italy, for the XV edition of the Week of the Italian Language in the World - October 19 through October 24 - the chosen theme is "Italiano della musica, la musica dell'Italiano."
The Italian Cultural Institute, in collaboration with Le D.I.V.E. (Donne Italiane che Vivono all'Estero) association, presents a concert to celebrate Dante Alighieri's 750th birthday, with Antonella Banaudi (soprano) and Marco Rapetti (piano) in a musical selection from great composers including Rossini, Berlioz, Ponchielli, Puccini, Zandonai, Castelnuovo-Tedesco and Verdi.
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