I Carmina Burana at the Arena of Verona

  • Master Ezio Bosso died, he was 48 years old, he had been sick for some time. Mattarella: intense passion


May 15, 2020 Ezio Bosso's tragic and premature death has shocked the world and the whole Arena Foundation has learned the news with dismay and immense pain.

The superintendent and artistic director Cecilia Gasdia, a great friend of the Maestro, recalled: "... I will always be by your side" with these words full of strength and friendship Ezio greeted me in the last video call of two days ago. I know Ezio, you kept telling me all the time ... as you always told me that you wanted to move to Verona, the city you loved and where many of us love you. To you, beautiful soul, who kidnapped us with your intelligence, your sweetness, your lucidity, your candor, your courage ... infinite. My friend, you leave me in an ocean of pain but you are here with me ... by my side ".

And the whole city mourns the disappearance of the Master; Verona in fact loved him very much and on 11 August he celebrated his debut in the Arena with a memorable evening dedicated to the Carmina Burana.

Maestro Bosso, on the occasion of his debut in the Arena, had said: “It is the stage of the dreams of music lovers and lovers. Going to the Arena is a gesture full of emotion, which makes the history of who was there and is not just going to a concert, if you think about it. An even more evident responsibility for me, even if I always put it in everything I do. And many Veronese people know it because I said it without hesitation in my past concerts, it is the dream of my mom (and also my dad). Because Verona protected it in the war years. What I said was, "If Verona weren't there, I wouldn't have been born." And the Arena was the first gift I could give together with my sister to our parents: to make her go back to the Arena where she hadn't been able to go in those years.

And this I think says it all, especially the gratitude that there will be in every gesture of director - and not only - that you will see in those days. So thanks again Verona and thanks Mrs. Gasdia and thanks Arena. Because Verona is the Arena and the Arena is Verona. It's true, when musicians make each other, they fulfill timeless desires ".

And just before greeting the crowd in raptures in a packed Arena, it was Bosso himself who announced his return to the Arenian stage at the helm of the IX Symphony of Beethoven, and the event was certainly one of the most awaited events by the public.

The indelible memory will remain, in all those who have known him, of an artist of extraordinary intelligence and refinement and a man of profound humanity.