CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI
PIER LUIGI PIZZI

L´ORFEO

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Accademia Bizantina
artistic director Ottavio Dantone

Coro Costanzo Porta
choir director Antonio Greco

directed, scenes and costumes by Pier Luigi Pizzi

coreography by Gino Potente

 lighting designer and assistant director Massimo Gasparon

costume assistant Lorena Marin

characters and performers
Orpheus Giovanni Sala
Music Martina Cenere
The Messenger Alice Grasso
Shepherd I Luca Mazzamurro
Shepherd II Kevin Magrì
Proserpine Delphine Galou
Hope Maria Luisa Zaltron
Charon Mirco Palazzi
Pluto Paolo Gatti
Eurydice Eleonora Pace
The Nymph Arianna Talè
 
Choir of Nymphs and Shepherds Anna Bessi, Alessandro Ravasio, Roberto Rilievi, Enrico Torre
Choir of Spirits Roberto Rilievi, Marco Saccardin

dancers
Elvira Elisa Ambruoso, Amedeo Angelone, Alessio Castrigiano, Pierpaolo Di Carlo, Giampaolo Gobbi, Marta Negrini, Anna Occelli, Lilia Santarossa, Alessandro Trazzera, Federica Vinario, Giulia Vinario

a Spoleto63 Festival dei 2Mondi production
Claudio Monteverdi´s L’Orfeo is considered the first accomplished expression of melodrama, an attempt to bring together and merge different forms of representation. After more than four centuries, this work is still a point of reference for those of us who continue to believe in the cultural and spiritual value of this musical genre. 
In this belief, I seem to understand, lies the reason of Director Giorgio Ferrara’s choice and invitation for the Festival opening, in addition to its unquestionable topicality. The staging venue is the space in front of the Spoleto Cathedral, which implies the desire to exploit the cultural and social stereotypes of the square, as a gathering and entertainment place, somewhere between the Theater and the Church. 
The narration commences from the Theater and takes place on the stage structure, blending with the Baroque instruments of the Byzantine Academy directed by Ottavio Dantone, in respect of Monteverdi’s musical texture and in perfect union with the dramaturgy. 
Myths are the foundation of our culture and their meaning is easily accessible to everyone. This is the reason why I have chosen to recount a myth with the utmost simplicity and in perfect harmony with this particularly disconsolate moment, in the most absolute austerity. The fable of Orpheus, as told by Poliziano, touches universal themes, gifted by Monteverdi of an inner musical unity. It soars through death so swiftly that one does not have the time to actually perceive it - from absolute happiness to the excruciating pain of detachment and loneliness, the morality being that every hard test can only make us stronger. This is what we have just experienced, and has severely affected and marked so much of humanity. We shall relive this dramatic experience through theater, trying to understand its mystery, while collecting a teaching that can only make us better human beings. 

Pier Luigi Pizzi

INFORMATION

20 August
20:30
Piazza Duomo
TICKETS
BUY
I sector piazza €160,00
II sector piazza €130,00
I sector stairs €80,00
II sector stairs €50,00

BIOGRAPHIES
THE ARTISTS

PIER LUIGI PIZZI
Born in Milan in 1930, he trained as an architect. Read
OTTAVIO DANTONE
While still quite young Ottavio Dantone received a performance degree in both organ and harpsichord and immediately launched into a concert career, quickly attracting the attention of the critics as one of the finest players of his generation. Read
ACCADEMIA BIZANTINA
Accademia Bizantina was founded in Ravenna in 1983 with the intention of “making music like a large quartet”. Read
CORO COSTANZO PORTA
Founded in Cremona in 1993 by Antonio Greco, the choir won 1st Prize at the G. Read
ANTONIO GRECO
Antonio Greco works as a conductor, choir master, harpsichord player and teacher. Read
GIOVANNI SALA
Born in Lecco in 1992, in 2014 he won the AsLiCo competition for young opera singers. Read
MARTINA CENERE
Born in 1991, Neapolitan. Read
ALICE GRASSO
Alice Grasso was born in 1995 in Monza. Read
KEVIN MAGRÌ
Graduated at STM – Musical Theatre School, he debuts as Friedrich von Trapp in the musical The Sound of Music, directed by Massimo Romeo Piparo and produced by PeepArrow Entertainment. Read
DELPHINE GALOU
Delphine Galou was born in Paris. Read
MARIA LUISA ZALTRON
Born in Vicenza in 1995, she graduated in Piano at the Conservatory of Bergamo in 2014, with Maria Grazia Bellocchio. Read
MIRCO PALAZZI
Italian Bass, Mirco Palazzi made his debut in 2001 at Wexford Festival Opera and has since then performed in the most important theaters worldwide. Read
PAOLO GATTI
He was born in Rome on July 27th, 1978. Read
ELEONORA PACE
Eleonora Pace was born in Milan in where she began her singing and theater studies. Read
ARIANNA TALÈ
Arianna Talè, was born in 1993 February 21st. Read
ANNA BESSI
She studied vocal technique under Turlà (Voicecraft), Lowe, Opa. Read
ALESSANDRO RAVASIO
Born in Bergamo, Alessandro started his musical studies in early childhood, playing the piano and the saxophone. Read
ROBERTO RILIEVI
Tenor, specialized in Renaissance and Baroque repertoire. Read
ENRICO TORRE
Enrico graduated with honors in Renaissance & Baroque Singing from the Conservatorio di Santa Cecilia (Rome), where he studied with Sara Mingardo. Read
MARCO SACCARDIN
Born in Rovigo (Italy) in 1990, he studied Classical Guitar with prof. Read

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