The Festival di Sanremo is the most well respected televised Italian pop music event. 2013 sees the sixty-third edition and to mark the event Swide has decided to run through the most important songs that have participated in the festival, and made Italian music history.
Ornella Vanoni’s stage career stared as an actress, thus explaining her very thespian interpretations when singing live. Her unique voice and flame red hair make her a household name from her debut, one that is still much loved today. The unstoppable singer is still very active today, and boasts a career that spans over 50’ years. Her sing L’Eternità is one of her most loved singles, presented at the Festival in Sanremo in 1970.
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Music is magic, they say. And it tells stories about magic worlds: we chose the best ten songs that sing of mithycal lands and places of fantasy.
From Bocelli to Pavarotti, from Josh Groban to Céline Dion: many people sang this song, that sold 40 million copies. Here’s the story of how Lucio Dalla wrote this anthem dedicated to the tenor Enrico Caruso.