Teatro Doglio: in Cagliari an evening-event dedicated to Mogol
“Mogol racconta Mogol”, an event that retraces and celebrates the extraordinary career of the great Italian author scheduled for Wednesday 1st of December, 2021, at 21:00 at the Teatro Doglio in Cagliari.
The Teatro Doglio in Cagliari will host Mogol, the Master of Italian song, for a very special evening scheduled for Wednesday 1st of December, 2021, at 21:00.
The title of the event is “Mogol racconta Mogol” and will feature the lyricist and most famous Italian record producer and writer in Italy who will confide the story, anecdotes, and curiosities of his lyrics and collaborations, accompanied by the Sardinia Rock Band.
Giulio Rapetti Mogol, aka Mogol, was born in Milan on August 17th, 1936, and is the son of Mariano Repetti, known under the pseudonym Calibi, lyricist, record producer and director of Ricordi Radio Record (RRR) from which the famous record label Dischi Ricordi came to life in 1958.
Giulio was determined to follow in his father’s footsteps, and in 1955 he began his career as a lyricist. Four years later, the Italian Society of Authors and Publishers (SIAE) gave him the artistic pseudonym of Mogol among the 120 invented at random and proposed to SIAE by Giulio himself. Not everyone knows that on the 30th of November 2006, the Italian author was authorized by decree of the Minister of the Interior to add his famous pseudonym with which he is known to the general public to his surname.
The first official text of Mogol, written with Italian composer and pianist Carlo Donida, was the song “Briciole di baci” in 1960, played by Mina, but the real success came in 1961, when he won the Sanremo Festival with “Al di là”, this song was also written with Donida and played by Luciano Tajoli and Betty Curtis.
In 1960, Mogol signed the first editions of the song Il cielo in una stanza for the SIAE (written entirely by Gino Paoli who at the time was not yet enrolled in the SIAE) which was initially interpreted only by Mina. The following year he participated in writing the lyrics of the song Piccolo indiano, with music by Tony Renis, proposed for the Zecchino d’Oro. Also, in 1961, he married Serenella, a fashion designer to whom he dedicated the song “29 Settembre”, the day of her birthday.
The extraordinary career of Mogol is starred with many important dates such as 1964, the year in which he returns to the Sanremo Festival with Una lacrima sul viso sung by Bobby Solo, 1965 he began a long and fortunate partnership with Lucio Battisti which began at the end of the sixties and ended fifteen years later due to the lack of an agreement on the proceeding of their successes.
Mogol also collaborated with: Riccardo Cocciante (for whom he wrote, among others, the texts of Cervo a primavera, Celeste nostalgia and Se stiamo insieme, winning song of the Sanremo Festival 1991), Zucchero, the symbol of the Italian blues, Mango (with whom he composed hit songs such as “Oro”, “Nella mia città”, “Mediterraneo” and “Come Monna Lisa”), Gianni Bella, composer, singer-songwriter and brother of the Italian singer Marcella Bella, and Adriano Celentano for which he wrote numerous texts starting from “Io non so parlare d’amore”.
In addition to writing Italian lyrics for many artists, Mogol has also translated English and American hits, especially film soundtracks and also the songs by Bob Dylan and David Bowie. The commitment of Mogol in the translation of Anglo-American songs has made known to the Italian public with song texts such as California Dreamin’ by the American group The Mamas & the Papas (in Italian Sognando la California) and A Whiter Shade of Pale by Procol Harum (Senza luce in the Italian version) performed by Dik Dik, a famous Italian musical group.
Mogol tells Mogol at the Teatro Doglio in Cagliari: where to buy tickets?
The event “Mogol racconta Mogol” will be held in the beautiful Teatro Doglio, a short walk from the characteristic court of Palazzo Doglio, a historical building built in the mid-twenties in the centre of one of the historic districts of Cagliari.
The event will be an exciting journey in the music and the words of the most famous author of the Italian song with emotional moments and laughter that will involve the audience of the Teatro Doglio and accompany all in a unique and unrepeatable journey in time and memories.
The Master of Italian songwriting will retrace his career from his debut at Ricordi until the long and solid partnership with Lucio Battisti, to whom he gave many texts of timeless successes, many of which are considered eternal representatives of Italian pop music.
The author will then showcase his collaborations with Celentano, Morandi and Mango, moving on to his commitment to young people with the CET (European Center of Toscolano), a non-profit training school for aspiring musicians, authors and singers. Mogol will also talk about his passion for football that led him to found, together with Gianni Morandi, the Italian National Soccer Singers, which in 40 years has raised more than 100 million Euros for charity.
The musical part of the event will be curated by Massimo Satta, Music Director and teacher of CET. The songs will be performed by the Sardinia Rock Band composed by Gabriele Pancotto (vocals), Massimo Satta and Federico Valenti (guitars), Massimo Pancotto and Alessio Sanna (piano, hammond and keyboards), Alessio Povolo (bass) and Daniele Russo (drums).
Tickets for the event will be on sale from Wednesday 3rd of November, on the channels of Box Office Sardegna (www.boxofficesardegna.it) and in all authorized stores. For any further information and reservations, you can also contact the Boxoffice at 070657428.
Would you like to participate in the evening event with Mogol at the Teatro Doglio and have a holiday full of charm and elegance? Book your stay at Palazzo Doglio in Cagliari