June 19, 2020 A very special Music Festival this year because it marks the start of the restart, even if characterized by distancing and minor street events. On June 21 Rai is the protagonist with all its platforms: TV, radio, web. A great event in the name and memory of Ezio Bosso, unforgettable testimonial of the 2018 edition.

Among the events in evidence the concert directed by Riccardo Muti that will open the Ravenna festival, also telling the rehearsals in the previous days, proposed by RaiNews24 for the Day. In addition, a 24-hour musical marathon is the proposal of Rai Cultura on Rai5, starting from 6 in the morning until the same time the following day. Twenty-four hours punctuated by precious chimes like the Cavalleria rusticanaMascagni, staged in 2019 at the Sassi of Matera; the Tosca by Puccini recorded in 2000 at the Rome Opera, directed by Franco Zeffirelli, conducted by Placido Domingo and Luciano Pavarotti in the role of Cavaradossi; the opera by Marco Tutino La Ciociara , staged at the Lirico di Cagliari in 2017; or Mozart's Don Giovanni directed by Riccardo Muti and signed by Giorgio Strehler, staged at La Scala in 1987.

In the early evening, at 9.15 pm, a concert of the Rai National Symphony Orchestra was broadcast recorded in 2019, in which the great soprano Anna Caterina Antonacci proposes La mort de Cléopâtre by Hector Berlioz, under the direction of Edward Gardner. The offer of the Rai5 marathon completes a concert by the Orchestra of the Teatro Regio di Parma recorded in 2004 and directed by Bruno Bartoletti; the Symphony of the Seasons by Nicola Piovani; two episodes of Prima della prima : one dedicated to Lucia di Lammermoor and one to Donizetti 's Elisir d'amore ; the Easter Concert from the Cathedral of Orvieto with Verdi 's Requiem ; two special episodes of Save the date , one on the concert for the 2020 Music Festival with the participation of Paolo Fresu and one dedicated to Pomeriggi Musicali, the historic chamber orchestra of Milan whose 75th anniversary occurs. Then Mascagni's friend Fritz and at the end, at 3.30 in the night, from the Teatro Comunale in Florence, the opera Mefistofele by Arrigo Boito.

There will be cinema, on Rai Movie, with the film The eighth note - Boychoir (17.35), directed by François Girard, with Dustin Hoffman, Josh Lucas, Kathy Bates and Debra Winger, and not even entertainment dedicated to the most children on Rai Yoyo from 9.45.

Rai Storia will also contribute, with an episode of Il Giorno e la Storia , and Rai Cultura Web and Social with a special Web dedicated to the event.

The programming on RaiPlay is also wide, which will publish an event band on the Home Page and on the vertical page Music and Theater; then numerous appointments and specials to remember Ezio Bosso, but also pages of the Zecchino d'Oro . Information coverage on all news and pages dedicated to local events in the Tgr editions.

Rai Radio will be on the field with in-depth and direct reports, pages created by the Cultura editorial staff and moments of great music. Spaces on Rai Radio1 at Stereonotte and Domenica Sport, while on Rai Radio3 the first appointment will be during the transmission Zazà , at 3 pm, through a connection with the Conservatory of Music San Pietro a Majella in Naples. The panorama of Radio3 suite will open on the Music Festival by connecting with Rome where, thanks to the cultural initiative Terraces and Courtyards open and the commitment of ordinary citizens, the multicultural district of Torpignattara will be transformed into an open-air stage. To conclude with the concert at 9.30 pm live on Euroradio from the Ravenna Festival, in which Maestro Riccardo Muti will conduct the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra.