Sunday, January 27th, 6.00 pm
The diary of Caravaggio, a perfect fake straight from the pen of Andrea Camilleri, is reinterpreted by composer Lucio Gregoretti in a very modern score which, however, patently maintains the models of tradition. The figure of the painter, who is constantly hanging in the balance between the sublimity of his art and the almost menacing torment of his impulses, lies at the heart of a work which is also hanging in the balance between the spoken voice of the melologue, and song – at times polyphonic, at times for the soloist – which expresses the “affections” of the complex Caravaggio soul, but also serves as an expressive extension of the music ensemble.
a Fondazione Pergolesi Spontini production
Ensemble Roma Sinfonietta
Gabriele Bonolis, conductor
Cristian Taraborrelli, director, set design, video dramaturgy
opera in one act loosely based on the novel of the same name by Andrea Camilleri
Music by Lucio Gregoretti