World Premiere - Thanks to the collaboration between one of the greatest interpreters of the Holy Texts, H.E. Archbishop Gianfranco Ravasi, and the visionary composer and orchestra director Marcello Panni, the last and most misterious book of the Bible becomes an impressive musical production: the Italian Military Band, with 45 wind instruments, including a gigantic pipe organ, plays "an ancient and timeless ceremony" where South American shamanic melodies melt with Medioeval and gregorian flavours. The 28 chorus elements will be the 24 Elders and the 4 living creatures (Eagle, Ox, Angel and the Lion) adoring the Holy Lamb, while the childrens choir will be the angels voice. The sound sculptures of the Russian Yuri Kalenderev has an important role in the percussions. The two acting voices, Andrea Giordana, Sonia Bergamasco will share the text. Before each part H.E. Archbishop will comment personally the symbolic content from John´s text.
The winners of the Socially Correct competition and their creative key to express the copyright importance, will be the starting point of a whole night dedicated to the subject. The proceeds will go to the initiative "Save the Art in Abruzzo", promoted by the Ministry of Culture. A concert with the artists produced by Caterina Caselli Sugar: Malika Ayane, Caparezza, Chiara Civello, Lucariello, Pacifico and Paola Turci, but also a confidential monography about the Copyright. Two communicators from radio and music (Matteo Bordone and Vittorio Cosma), the animated videopaintings by Giuseppe Ragazzi along with the musicians playing live on stage, will show, rather than explaining, how the big artistic intuitions begin, and the importance of being able to say "I made this". Info >
Composed only by musicians age 18-30, J.Futura Orchestra will play in Spoleto in Mozart opera and in some of the Noontime Concerts.
2009 - Pina Bausch, Bamboo Blues
German choreographer Pina Bausch returns to Italy for the Italian premiere of her prestigious Tanztheater Wuppertal company. Bauschs performances at the Spoleto Festival will be her companys only appearances in Italy during 2009. The performance was inspired by Bauschs direct experiences during her frequent travels to India. Bamboo Blues engages all the senses, merging at once Indias both traditional and contemporary aspects of India.
2009 - A little game without consequence
Promo - A The Kitchen Company production, directed by Eleonora d’Urso. Premiering in Italy on June 27th at Spoleto.
2008 - Padmavati at Spoleto
Backstage. Tigers sleep, Elephants hang in narrow town´s streets, singers rehearsal in Teatro Nuovo. By Francesca Fini
2008 - Soweto Gospel Choir in Spoleto
Backstage. Official show at Rocca, singing in the squares of old town, interviews.By Francesca Fini.