A musical show for children and an homage to Claudio Abbado and his work with young people: La Casa dei suoni will be on stage on Saturday, January 19th (4 PM and 6 PM) and on Sunday, January 20th (11 AM, 4 PM, 6 PM) at DAMSLab Teatro in Bologna (Dipartimento delle Arti of the University of Bologna, Piazzetta P. P. Pasolini 5b). This original production by Bologna Festival is included in the classical music series for children Baby BoFe’.

La Casa dei suoni takes inspiration from the homonymous book written by Claudio Abbado, and tells about the childhood of the future orchestra conductor, son of a “violin father” and of a “piano mother”. In the occasion of the fifth anniversary of the death of the great conductor, the show is designed as an homage to his commitment to the new generations, well aware of the importance, in the lives of all of us, of growing up with music.

Everything takes place in a special stage space: the sitting room of the Abbado’s family house, where the music written by his favourite composers – Bach, Mozart, Beethoven, Debussy, Verdi, Bartók, Mahler, Nono – resonates with the ambient. An interactive journey through sounds, images and words, where the audience is side by side with the actors and the violin player, immersed in the music.

With two or three shows scheduled on the same day, this play is curated by Emanuele Gamba (theatrical adaptation and direction) and Roberto Abbiati (set design), with the participation of two actors of Scuola di Teatro di Bologna “Alessandra Galante Garrone”, and of violin player Daniele Negrini. The event is realized in collaboration with Scuola di Teatro di Bologna “Alessandra Galante Garrone”, Teatro Comunale di Bologna, Fondazione Claudio Abbado and Babalibri; special thanks to Dipartimento delle Arti of the University of Bologna, that allowed the use of its venues.


For Info and online tickets purchase: www.bolognafestival.it


Box office at  DAMSLab Teatro (Piazzetta P. P. Pasolini 5b) the day of the show, one hour before its beginning.


Seats availability for each show is limited.