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In Catania, the Bellini Festival is a hymn to Belcanto


The Bellini Festival in Catania starts every year on 23 September, the anniversary of the composer's death (1835) and ends on 3 November, the day he was born in 1801.

The performances of his operas, the most famous of which remains Norma, with the unforgettable Casta Diva aria, the series of symphonic concerts, the international opera voices competition in which young singers from all over the world take part, and the numerous cultural events linked to the musician's life and works, are all pretexts to return to visit Catania and its historic centre, following an itinerary that touches on the places linked in some way to the figure of the composer.

On the trail of Bellini's Catania you can visit the Bellini Civic Museum; on the first floor of Palazzo Gravina Cruyllas, in Piazza San Francesco, is the house where the composer was born into a family of musicians and lived until the age of sixteen and which contains memorabilia, autograph scores and musical instruments. See also the Cathedral of Catania, a splendid Baroque building where Bellini is buried, the Teatro Massimo Bellini, and finally the monument dedicated to him in Piazza Stesicoro, by sculptor Giulio Monteverde.


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