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PARADISO. UN PEZZO SACRO

Ponte Nord, from Thursday 12 to Sunday 22 October 2017

Paradiso. Un pezzo sacro

Paradiso is an intangible space/world, it’s evanescent, resplendent and divided into nine skies. In order to reach it Reason is not enough, you need Grace, a divine and bright reason, then you need mystical contemplation. The journey is a progressive education – a path in the mind of God -, a constant search for the enlightened truth. In the Laudi alla Vergine, the third piece of the four holy pieces composed by Verdi in 1886, the real meeting between the Maestro and the Supreme Poet takes place. The text of the holy oration of San Bernardo, from the last canto of Paradiso, is sung with pure vocal clarity by an unaccompanied female choir, following the chaste sobriety of the classical polyphony that Verdi declared as the destination of Italian music, demonstrating how we really can progress by coming back to the past.

Parma, Ponte Nord

Opening night Thursday 12 October 2017, 9.00pm
Friday 13 October 2017, 9.00pm
Saturday 14 October 2017, 8.00pm
Sunday 15 October 2017, 8.00pm
Wednesday 18 October 2017, 9.00pm
Thursday 19 October 2017, 9.00pm
Friday 20 October 2017, 9.00pm
Saturday 21 October 2017, 8.00pm
Sunday 22 October 2017, 8.00pm

All shows are not included in season ticket

 

PARADISO. UN PEZZO SACRO

From Dante Alighieri and Giuseppe Verdi

 

Drammaturgy and imagoturgia
FRANCESCO PITITTO

Site-specific installation, plastic elements, costumes, direction
MARIA FEDERICA MAESTRI

Music and Sound installation
ANDREA AZZALI

ENSEMBLE DI LENZ FONDAZIONE

ASSOCIAZIONE DEI CORI PARMENSI

Chorus Master
GABRIELLA CORSARO

Production
Lenz Fondazione

With support from
MiBACT, Comune di Parma, Regione Emilia-Romagna, DAISM-Ausl di Parma

Première, commissione by Festival Verdi

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