Ouverture Alcina

“This is a remarkable performance, the script superb, irreproachable” – Muriel Mingau, Le Populaire

Ouverture Alcina is a vocal performance based on the figure of the sorceress Alcina from Ludovico Ariosto’s renaissance poem Orlando furioso. It is a fight between the power of the voice and of music, a deep and surprising alchemy that draws the figure of the sorceress, wounded by love, in her iconic immobility. No action, no spectacle, just a ghost that howls an untreatable pain. A canto in Romagnol dialect (the dialect from Romagna, a region in the North of Italy), an “ultra-local” harsh and archaic language, that makes a strongpoint of its incommunicability, objective music.

The Teatro delle Albe was founded in 1983 by Marco Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari. The company has been interweaving the search for the “new” with the teachings of Traditional theatre, inventing a contemporary theatrical language. The Teatro delle Albe has become established as one of the most important realities on the national and international scene. For its activity received awards and acknowledgements in Italy and abroad, as nine Ubu Prize (like the Academy Award for Italian theatre), the Lo Straniero Prize dedicated to the memory of Carmelo Bene, and two Golden Laurel at MESS International Festival of Sarajevo. In 1991 the Albe created Ravenna Teatro, one of the more lively theatrical centres in Italy.

Alcina Ermanna Montanari / Music by Luigi Ceccarelli / Devised by Ermanna Montanari and Marco Martinelli / Text Nevio Spadoni / Space, Lightings Marco Martinelli / Directed by Marco Martinelli / Technician Danilo Maniscalco / Production Teatro delle Albe – Ravenna Teatro

The program is presented in the frame of Italian Contemporary Art Scene
A program of ERT – Curated by Aldo Grompone – In collaboration with Regione Emilia Romagna with the support of Camera di Commercio Ravenna and Ravenna 2019 as well as the Italian Cultural Institute, New York

PRESENTED AS PART OF COIL 2011
US PREMIERE | CHAMBER OPERA / THEATRE | UPSTAIRS at PS122

Wed, Jan 5 10PM / Thu, Jan 6 10PM / Sun, Jan 9 10PM / Mon, Jan 10 7:30PM

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