Tribute by Frédéric Mitterrand, Minister of Culture and Communication, to Lucio Dalla

Lucio Dalla just passed away on March 1 at the age of 68. She was a
of the most popular figures of Italian song, one of these rare
artists who seduce each new generation, always rediscovered,
always in fashion while the fashions pass.

In 1986, those outside the Peninsula who did not yet know Lucio
Dalla, discovered his immense talent by listening to the tube really
which he composed in honour of the great Caruso, played by a
Another great tenor, Luciano Pavarotti.

Singer, pianist, author, composer, Lucio Dalla was a poet in all
thing. The artist was admired, the man was loved. Italians lose one of the
their, a familiar, a friend whose songs illuminated their daily lives.