Without doubt the most recognized composer in the history of movies, Ennio Morricone will be bringing his world tour to Nice next March.
His name will forever be linked with masterpieces such as ‘For a Few Dollars More’ (1965), ‘The Good, the Bad and the Ugly’ (1966), ‘Once Upon a Time in America’ (1984), ‘Cinema Paradiso’ (1988) and ‘Django Unchained’ (2012), and at 85, Ennio Morricone is showing no signs of slowing down. For the last few months, he has been touring Europe to sold-out audiences and next year, he will be bringing his “My life in Music – World tour” to Nice for what should be a memorable experience.
At the helm of an ensemble of 200 musicians and singers, the Italian maestro will revisit some of his most famous creations over a career that spans more than 50 years and includes more than 500 film and television scores.
Morricone is the only composer to have won the prestigious ‘Honorary Oscar’ award in 2007 for his “magnificient and multifaceted contributions to the art of film music”. He has also been nominated five times for an Academy Award and has won two Grammy awards, two Golden Globes, five BAFTAs and seven David di Donatello awards. And if his popularity is due in part to his prolific works, it has also a lot to do with the variety of his repertoire that ranges in style from classical and jazz, to electronic and rock.
Ennio Morricone plays the Palais Nikaïa in Nice on Thursday, 12th of March 2015 at 8:00 pm. Tickets range in price from 111,50 € to 150 € and can be purchased from all usual outlets.
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