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Alberto Testa’s Lyrics: 

The new songs of Italy’s 'economic miracle' of the 1960s

WEDNESDAY, OCT. 23, 6:30 PM 
Vancouver Maritime Museum 

1905 Ogden Ave., Vanier Park, Vancouver  

Join us for an evening devoted to music — playing, reading, discussing Italian songs made famous by Mina, Tony Renis, Domenico Modugno, Iva Zanicchi, Ornella Vanoni, Claudio Villa, Rosanna Fratello, Memo Remigi, and most recently, by Celine Dion, Andrea Bocelli, Luciano Pavarotti. What these songs have in common is their lyricist, the late Alberto Testa, as will be explained by his son, UBC’s Professor Carlo Testa.

Carlo Testa has taught Italian Studies for close to three decades at UBC. His interests and publications include modern Italian and European literatures, post-World War Two Italian cinema, and the theory and practice of translation, especially of modern lyrical poetry.

The event is organized on the occasion of the “Week of the Italian Language in the World” by the the Dante Alighieri Society of BC in collaboration with the Consulate General of Italy in Vancouver.

Admission is free, pre-registration is required by an email to:info@dantesocietybc.ca


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 For the promotion of Italian language and culture