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La Versiliana
June 29, 2023

The 44th La Versiliana Festival in Marina di Pietrasanta

Until the end of August a rich programme of events with music, art, dance and special guests

Until the end of August, the summer in Marina di Pietrasanta offers unmissable evenings with the 44th La Versiliana Festival. A multidisciplinary and versatile festival that summons singers, dancers, actors and great comedians to the stage. Many evening events dedicated to theatre, cinema, and laughter.

47 shows, 3 stages, 284 artists involved, more than 60 afternoon meetings at the Café with the big names in literature, culture, art, politics and current affairs, and no less than 23 shows for children for the La Versiliana dei Piccoli review.

Once again this year, the festival's programme of performances spreads between the large open-air theatre La Versiliana immersed in the pine forest, the Spazio Caffè Romano Battaglia as a venue for theatrical performances, and the Giardino Barsanti inside the Chiostro di Sant'Agostino in the historic centre of Pietrasanta, confirming the Festival's versatile character and ability to expand its perimeter, but also touches on Seravezza with its Palazzo Mediceo and the locality of Focette with performances for children.

The theatre programme opens on 12 July with the show Callas, Callas, Callas, a dance tribute to the Divina Maria Callas exactly 100 years after her birth, staged by Rosanna Brocanello's Opus Ballet Company with choreography by Adriano Bolognino, Carlo Massari and Roberto Tedesco.

Among the protagonists of the multifaceted programme are famous actors, music stars and masters of laughter such as Enrico Lo Verso with Dado Moroni and Roberto Gatto (21/7); with Luca Barbarossa ("La Verità, vi prego, sull'amore" - 3/8) , Monica Guerritore ("Anna. La nascita di un film" - 20/8), Umberto Tozzi ("Gloria Forever" Tour 11/8), the Cugini di campagna ("Anima mia" Tour 12/8), Massimo Ranieri ("Tutti i sogni ancora in volo" Tour 13/8), Iva Zanicchi ("Gargana" Tour 23/8); Andrea Pucci ("Pucci Summer Tour" 17/8), Angelo Duro ("Sono Cambiato" 30/7), I Soliti idioti ("Fiodena tour" 6/8), Max Angioni ("Miracolato" 10/8) Paolo Ruffini ("Io? Doppio!" politically correct. Il ritorno dei mitici doppiaggi in Livornesaccio 14 August), Francesco Cicchella ("Bis!" 19 August) Maurizio Battista ("Ai miei tempi non era così" 25 August).

Massimo Ranieri

Also on the programme are the musical for the whole family "Mortina" by the Compagnia delle Formiche based on Barbara Cantini's series ( 4 August), concerts in tribute to Lucio Battisti ("Battisti. Si, viaggiare - la storia" 22 July), Raffaella Carrà ("Raffaella! Omaggio alla Carrà" with Beatrice Baldaccini 25 July), Fabrizio De Andrè ("De Andrè, la storia" 2 August), Ennio Morricone ("Tributo a Morricone Film History" 16 August).

New this season is the ample space dedicated to the best-loved social stars, comedians and content creators who have reached high peaks of popularity on the web: Jonathan Canini (20 July), the very popular Barbascura X (19 July), Ginevra Fenyes ("Cono o Coppetta?" 26 July) and Filippo Caccamo ("Tel chi Filippo" 28 July).

Ginevra FenyesBarbascura X

The level of the Versiliana is very high when it comes to dance: world star Sergio Bernal, étoile of the National Ballet of Spain ("A night with Sergio Bernal" - 1 August), the couple Carola Puddu and Francesco Borbonaglia in "Giulietta e Romeo" by the Balletto di Roma (5/8).

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