MINOTAUR

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grand opera in 10 scenes 

music Silvia Colasanti

libretto René de Ceccatty and Giorgio Ferrara
conductor Jonathan Webb
director and scenography Giorgio Ferrara
costumes Vincent Darré 
lighting Fiammetta Baldiserri

Minotaur Gianluca Margheri baritone
Arianna Benedetta Torre soprano
Theseus Matteo Falcier tenor

Athenian victims 
Federico Benvenuto, Irene Ciani, Renato Civello, Serena De Siena, Eugenia Faustini, Angelo Galdi, Alessia Genua, Cecilia Guzzardi, Francesco Iaia, Paolo Marconi, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Eleonora Pace, Giulia Tomaselli, Carlo Zanotti  graduate actors of Accademia d’Arte Drammatica "Silvio d’Amico" in Rome 

Orchestra Giovanile Italiana 
International Opera Choir
choir master Gea Garatti

based on the ballad Minotaurus
by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
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assistant director Patrizia Frini
technical manager Ottorino Neri
production coordinator Silvia Stoppani
stage manager Fabrizio Pisaneschi
assistant to costumes Marta Rinaldi

piano master Daniela Pellegrino
stage masters Edina Bak, Meri Piersanti
lighting master Carmine Diodoro

head of sceneshifters sector Paolo Zappelli
supervisors sceneshifters Michele Colella, Massimiliano Marotta
sceneshifters Andrea Becchetti, Leonardo Bellini, Enrico Calabresi, Alessio Lodovichetti, Fabio Pibiri, Alessandro Gobbi

moving light operator Roberto Gelmetti
head electrician Simone De Angelis

electricians Davide Baldoni, Marco Mosca

lighting systems supervisor Graziano Albertella for Spanensemble

phonic supervisor Emanuele Carlucci

prop manager Patrizia Valentini
propwoman Marta Tazza

costume shop supervisor Chiara Crisolini Malatesta
seamstresses Marian Osman Mohamed, Serenella Orti, Francesca Persichini, Giuliana Rossi

costumes Farani Sartoria Teatrale
make-up and wigs supervisor Roberto Maria Paglialunga
masks Laboratorio Artigianale Laboracuoio

scenographic elements Mekane srl Roma, Arte Idea srl Roma, Laboratorio di Scenotecnica e Pittura del Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto

festival scenography supervisor Claudio Balducci

audio service Arcadia Digital srl - Roma
lights Arcadia Digital srl - Roma
surtitles Prescott
show business structures and services Atmo Divisione Gioform srl
pianos Angelo Fabbrini  
piano tuner Luigi Fusco
transports S.I.C.A.F. Spoleto
remote lighting control E.T.C. Italia www.etcconnect.com 
The Minotaur: in this opera the myth of a terrifying monster becomes a “human” drama, the drama of a being dealing with himself, actually with an infinite number of himself reflected by the mirorred walls of the labyrint.
In contrast, human beings - here represented by Teseo and Arianna - are the actual perpetrators.
In addition to the three leading voices – Minotaur, Arianna and Teseo – the Chorus of the Birds, sort of modern Greek chorus, death omen and witness who comments on the action. A small orchestra frames the protagonists vocal lines becoming protagonist on its turn, at some action’s formal turning points. The Moon and the Sun go along with the relentless fate of the monster.
As opposed to the Minotaur’s loneliness, his young victims who form an ominous ring around him before to get killed, one after another, in a strongly percussive and abstract struggle.
The finale is left to the Chorus of the Birds: a long intimate and sore prayer accompanied by gloomy bells.
Silvia Colasanti

INFORMATION

29 June
19:00
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
TICKETS
BUY
premiere Friday 29 June
stalls I sector € 160,00
stalls II sector € 130,00
stalls box and I circle box central € 110,00
stalls box and I circle box lateral € 90,00
box II and III sector central € 90,00
box II and III sector lateral € 70,00   
gallery € 50,00
 
repeat performance Sunday 1 July
stalls I sector € 90,00
stalls II sector € 75,00
stalls box and I circle box central € 65,00
stalls box and I circle box lateral € 50,00
box II and III sector central € 50,00
box II and III sector lateral € 40,00
gallery € 25,00
01 July
17:00
Teatro Nuovo Gian Carlo Menotti
TICKETS
BUY
premiere Friday 29 June
stalls I sector € 160,00
stalls II sector € 130,00
stalls box and I circle box central € 110,00
stalls box and I circle box lateral € 90,00
box II and III sector central € 90,00
box II and III sector lateral € 70,00   
gallery € 50,00
 
repeat performance Sunday 1 July
stalls I sector € 90,00
stalls II sector € 75,00
stalls box and I circle box central € 65,00
stalls box and I circle box lateral € 50,00
box II and III sector central € 50,00
box II and III sector lateral € 40,00
gallery € 25,00

BIOGRAPHIES
THE ARTISTS

SILVIA COLASANTI
Silvia Colasanti´s compositions are perfomed in the main international music institutions. Read
GIORGIO FERRARA
Born in Rome; He followed the degree course in Liberal Arts at the La Sapienza University and the acting course at the “Silvio d’Amico” National Academy of Dramatic Arts. Read
RENÉ DE CECCATTY
Nato a Tunisi nel ‘52, vive a Parigi; ha pubblicato una ventina di romanzi (tra cui La Sentinelle du rêve, L’Or et la poussière, l’Accompagnement, Aimer, L’Hôte invisible, Un renoncement, Objet d’amour, Enfance, dernier chapitre). Read
VINCENT DARRÉ
Like cats, Vincent Darré has had several lives, slipping from fashion to interior design, making his homes the laboratory for his extravagant creativity. Read

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