Accademia Bizantina regrettably suspends the Humana Follia Baroque Music Festival, in compliance with the ordinance that suspends concerts and cultural events until April 3rd, 2020.

We suspend these three concerts with great regret, but also with much human and crazy hope of being able to reschedule them in a few months. We have no certain news about the new dates, but we are doing our best, so we invite you to follow Humana Follia and Accademia Bizantina: we hope to give you good news as soon as possible.

Tickets refund
Of course, tickets already purchased will be refunded. Here’s how to proceed:

  • If you purchased your tickets online, on the Vivaticket circuit: you will be contacted directly by the platform, which will provide you with all the information on how to get a refund.
  • If you have purchased tickets directly from the theatres, you can go to the ticket offices and request a refund, Monday to Friday from 11:00 to 13:00.

These are the addresses of the ticket offices:
Teatro Masini, Piazza Nenni 3 – 48018 Faenza (RA)
Teatro Goldoni, Piazza Libertà 18 – 48012 Bagnacavallo (RA)
Teatro Diego Fabbri, Corso Diaz 47 – 47121 Forlì (FC)

See you very soon!


Humana Follia

It is with great joy that Accademia Bizantina announces the first season of the Humana Follia festival: from March 9t to Marc 13th, 2020 the music of the 17th and 18th century will take the spotlight in our territory, Emilia-Romagna, which has given and gives so much to the fields of Art and Music.

The Baroque period was a time of great musical ferment: on the one hand techniques and forms were consolidated and then had enormous influence in the decades to come; at the same time, it was also an era of great experimentation, creativity and inventiveness. This also explains the name of the Festival.

Humana, because the bond between music and the human being was particularly tight. Humanity’s emotions, passions and weaknesses inspired the baroque composers, who used music to describe its nature and its many facets.

Follia (follymadness), because this was a very important component of the work and character of both composers and performers. This was perhaps the time when the performer had the greatest freedom to interpret and vary the musical text. The variety of variations and embellishments is still central for the performers who today face the baroque repertoire.

Madness has always been a characteristic of human nature. Both in a positive and negative sense, madness contributed to writing human history, sometimes allowing us to achieve excellent results in art, science and in all declinations of the person’s inclinations. In other cases, however, madness has unfortunately been at the service of evil minds who wrote some of the darkest pages of civilization. It remains true, however, that when madness is combined with genius, fantasy and daring, it allows man to dare and, with the help of knowledge, to explore lands full of resources and potential.

Humana Follia

March 9, 2020 – 9:00 pm  / Teatro Masini, Faenza

“La Porta del Paradiso” – Music by Gregori, Monteverdi and Handel

Alessandro Tampieri – conductor and violin
Delphine Galou – contralto 


March 11, 2020 – 9:00 pm / Teatro Goldoni, Bagnacavallo

“The Art of Fugue” – J. S. Bach

Ottavio Dantone – conductor and harpsichord


March 13, 2020  – 9:00 pm / Teatro Fabbri, Forlì

“Venezia Stravagante” – Music by Vivaldi, Platti and Marcello

Ottavio Dantone – conductor and harpsichord
Alessandro Tampieri – concertmaster, violin and viola d’amore 

In collaborazione con

Regione Emilia-Romagna