All events

For the whole of the duration of Expo (1 May – 31 October) there will be numerous activities in the Italian Pavilion which will contribute to illustrate the philosophy behind our participation in the exhibition.

The agenda of events which will take place, not only in our pavilion but also in other areas inside the Exhibition Park and generally in the city of Shanghai, will be published in 2010.

Shows - Commissariato Italiano Esposizione Universale di Shanghai 2010

Claudio Baglioni

October 28, 21 PM - Courtyard Italy Pavilion

The renown Italian composer and singer in his first performance in China will play solo inside the Italian Pavilion

The music of memories

October 22 - Europe Square (Expo Park)

A concert with the most famous sountracks of Italian movies.

Italian Jazz Festival

October 16 to 19 - Europe Square (Expo Park)

The stars of Italian jazz will perform in Shanghai. The pianist Stefano Bollani, vocalist Gege Telesforo, trumpeters Enrico Rava and Paolo Fresu are some of the made in Italy jazz artists who will be attending the Expo.

Riccardo Cocciante

October 4, 9 PM - Courtyard, Italy Pavilion

The renown Italian composer and singer in a unique and rare performance inside the Italian Pavilion

Piazza Vittorio Orchestra

September 18 - Europe Square (Expo Park)
The vitality of the music of the Orchestra of Piazza Vittorio will pace the feast. The origins of the Piazza Vittorio neighborhood can be traced to the Esquiline hill in Rome, inhabited by different ethnic groups living together in the capital.

Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala and Wang Yujia

September 17 7.30 PM - Auditorium Expo (Expo Park)

The Philharmonic Orchestra of the Teatro alla Scala conducted by Semyon Bychov and with the special participation of the young musician Yuja Wang of Chinese origin that has been collecting successes all over the world.

Andrea Griminelli

September 10 7.30 PM - Shanghai Oriental Art Center *

Classical music is back with flutist Andrea Griminelli, who accompanied on many occasions the unforgettable maestro Luciano Pavarotti in his successful tour in the United States


Royal Theatre of Turin

August 5 7.30 PM - Auditorium Expo (Expo Park)
Artistic Director Gianadrea Noseda will perform the nineteenth century opera choirs composed by Giuseppe Verdi, the composer of some of the most beautiful and famous operatic melodies of our tradition and Ambassador of Italy in the world.

Giorgia Fumanti

July 26 - Shanghai Music Hall*

With Giorgia Fumanti it's the moment of the italian pop music. The italian soprano and pop singer is very famous all over the world and, above all, in China.

Pet Conspiracy

July 24 19.30, Europe Square

An Italian-Chinese group that has quickly become the talk of the town in Beijing for their musical talent and theatrical performances

Piccolo Teatro di Milano

June 17 - Auditorium of the Italian Pavilion
June 23 7.30 PM - Shanghai Theatre Academy *

With “Arlecchino servo di due padroni” (Arlecchino Servant of Two Masters) by Carlo Goldoni, staged by the Piccolo Teatro in Milan by Giorgio Strehler, the young actors of one of the most famous Italian theatre companies will perform a fascinating representation of one of the great classics of Italian comedy.
With “Servant of Two Masters”, by Carlo Goldoni, staged at the Piccolo Teatro di Milano of Giorgio Strehler, the young actors of one of the most famous Italian theatre company will put on a fascinating performance of one of the greatest classics of the Commedia.

Cameristi della Scala

June 16 7.30 PM - Shanghai Oriental Art Center *
June 17 7.30 PM - Shanghai Conservatory of Music *
June 20 7.30 PM - Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre *

The concert of 20 prestigious orchestra members of the opera house La Scala in Milan, who will play the great classics of the symphonic music that are appreciated by all music lovers, not just in Italy.


Giovanni Allevi

June 4 7.30 PM - Auditorium Expo (Expo Park)
Giovanni Allevi, one of the youngest Italian composers will be in Shanghai for a piano concert dedicated to the Chinese public with some of his most famous compositions.

National Republic Day

June 2
11:00 AM - Atrium Expo (Expo Park): CONCERT fanfare Carabineers
12:00 AM - PARADE OF fanfare Carabineers

7.00 PM - Auditorium Expo (Expo Park): ENNIO MORRICONE Orchestra SINFONIETTA


Final concert of the Musica Riva Festival

May 23 7.30 PM - Shanghai Conservatory of Music *
The winner of the competition among opera singers from around the world, chosen by a panel of experts will perform in its "Prima" accompanied by a Chinese orchestra.

Uto Ughi

May 22 7.30 PM - Shanghai Oriental Art Center
Uto Ughi, considered one of the best violinists alive, will be accompanied on piano by Alessandro Specchi.

Singer selection of the Riva Music Festival

May 16 to 22 - Auditorium of the Italian Pavilion

Ethnos GROUP Folk

5 to 6 May 6.30 pm
The first appointment is with the Ethnos Group, a folk band from Basilicata, which will bring to China ancient folk melodies of this rich region of southern Italy.

• Shanghai Oriental Art Center
No.425, Dingxiang Road, Pudong, Shanghai

• Shanghai Conservatory:
20 Fenyang Lu, Huaihai Zhonglu Between and Fuxing Zhonglu near Xiangyang Market.

• Shanghai Dramatic Arts Centre
No. 288 Anfu Road, Shanghai CHINA, Zipcode: 200031