Roberto Prosseda to bring Italo Calvino’s American Lessons to life through music

This coming Friday, the worlds of literature and music will collide at the Théâtre des Variétés as pianist Roberto Prosseda creatively reinterprets Italo Calvino’s ‘American Lessons’.

At 8pm on Friday 1st March, the Dante Alighieri Association – Monaco Committee will host a performance by the internationally acclaimed pianist Roberto Prosseda at Monaco’s Théâtre des Variétés. Supported by Princess Caroline of Monaco and the Principality’s Italian Embassy, the event will merge literature and music with a programme inspired by Italo Calvino’s ‘American Lessons’.

In ‘The Lightness of Things’, Prosseda will reinterpret the themes of lightness, quickness, exactitude, visibility, multiplicity and consistency, transforming Calvino’s ideas into music and showcasing his literary concepts in a fully unique way.

Prosseda is known for his engagements with leading orchestras across the globe, such as the London Philharmonic, New Japan Philharmonic and the Berliner Symphoniker. His artistic journey has also seen the pianist collaborate and co-author a series of television documentaries on composers including Mendelssohn, Chopin and Liszt.

Entry to the upcoming event is free for members of the Dante Alighieri Association while ticket prices have been set at €10 euros for non-members under the age of 25 and €20 euros for adult non-members. Reservations are required by 29th February and can be made via email on or by calling +377 97 70 89 47.


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