The second weekend of the Festival opens on Thursday August 27 at the Teatro Romano with the memory of the greatest voice of the 20th century. Monica Bellucci in MARIA CALLAS Letters and Memories
, for the first time live on an Italian stage, literally takes on the role of the singer. In the reconstructed living room of the Parisian house where Maria Callas spent the last few years of her life, she plays Maria, the woman beyond the diva, revealing her true story, across autobiographical writings, archival materials and the music she loved. The texts and direction are by Tom Volf.
In co-production with the Foundation Teatro Carlo Felice in Genoa, the Festival presents THE CREATURES OF PROMETHEUS | THE CREATURES OF CAPUCCI
in Piazza Duomo on Friday, August 28. The music of The Creatures of Prometheus by Ludwig van Beethoven, unique among his works created for ballet, encounters the stylistic mark of the master of Italian fashion Roberto Capucci, who has created 15 costumes with an extraordinary visual impact for this original concert in scenic form. Prometheus, an ancient and rebellious titan, brings us back to our days, reminding us that humanity needs to be completely rebuilt. Andrea Battisoni conducts the Orchestra of the Carlo Felice Theater in Genoa. The choreographic movements are by Simona Bucci. Curated by Daniele Cipriani.
On Saturday August 29 at the Teatro Romano, Luca Zingaretti reads LA SIRENA
from the story Lighea by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. It is a fascinating little jewel published posthumously in 1961 for Feltrinelli, set in cold Turin but where warm Sicily emerges vigorously. The dramaturgy is by Luca Zingaretti and the music by Germano Mazzocchetti.
Spoleto63 ends on Sunday, August 30 with the traditional CLOSING CONCERT
in Piazza Duomo. Riccardo Muti conducts the Luigi Cherubini Youth Orchestra. Nobody more than Riccardo Muti sends out a strong signal of rebirth and love across the rigor and profoundness of his music and his innate ability to unite souls worldwide for the sake of culture.
After Fabrizio Ferri and David LaChapelle, the photographer Paolo Roversi is the author of the image that will symbolize and guide the communication of the 63rd edition of the Festival. An image, strictly in black and white, which portrays the shadow of the actress Adriana Asti in a dramatic gesture on the steps of the Roman Theater of Spoleto and which enhances the indissoluble link between past and present.
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