November 11, 2018 David Geringas plays Concerto and Tango for David in Moscow

11 NOVEMBER

Sunday 19.00

Zaryadye Concert Hall, Great Hall

VIVACELLO

Festival Opening

Boris Andrianov, cello

David Geringas, cello (Germany)

State Symphony Orchestra Novaya Rossiya (‘New Russia’)

Conducted by Nikoloz Rachveli (Georgia)

Conducted by David Geringas (Germany)

PROGRAM

Silvia Colasanti (b. 1975)
Concerto for cello and orchestra (2012)

Tango for David for cello and string orchestra (2018)

Russian premiere

October, 27 2018 – With David Geringas and Daníel Bjarnason at Teatro Comunale di Bologna

 

This October 27, as part of the third edition of the Bologna Modern Festival, cellist David Geringas performs with the Bologna’s Teatro Comunale Orchestra, conducted by Daníel Bjarnason. The concert features three pieces by Silvia Colasanti, which she wrote for Geringas. The most recent, Tango for David, was commissioned by Teatro Comunale, and the October 27 performance marks its world premiere.

Silvia Colasanti had this to say about her works for the renowned soloist:

“Concerto (2012), Adagio (2013), Tango for David (2018): All three pieces are the fruit of my work and friendship with David Geringas. He’s been a precious travel companion throughout the years I spent writing this music.

Concerto is a transfigured revisitation of the classic form of concerto for soloist and orchestra. It opens with a sort of presto, followed by an adagio and an andante, condensed in a single movement during which the various tempos are mixed together in different ways. The work’s link to tradition has to do with its more formal aspects. Besides the split into three tempos there’s also a solo cadence that requires a high level of virtuosity as it goes on to develop the material.

Adagio is a basically three-part lyrical work that, again, calls for a lot of high-power virtuoso playing.

As for Tango for David, the piece would never have been written if it hadn’t been for David’s outright insistence that I explore this form. My goal was to communicate the melancholy atmosphere and the scents of the tango, and also have it reflect this extraordinary soloist’s humorous side, his enthusiasm and joy when it comes to making music.”

Recensione CD Requiem su Res Musica

www.resmusica.com

 

REQUIEM DE SILVIA COLASANTI, DANS LA VEINE DRAMATIQUE DE L’ORATORIO
Le 27 septembre 2018 par Michèle Tosi
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Silvia Colasanti (née en 1975) : Requiem, stringeranno nei pugni una cometa, oratorio pour soli, chœur et orchestre. Mariangela Gualtieri, texte et récitante, Monica Bacelli, mezzo-soprano ; Massimiliano Pitocco, bandonéon ; Ensemble vocal Continuum (chef de chœur : Luigi Azzolini) ; Haydn orchestra de Bolzano et Trento ; Ensemble Vocale Continuum ; direction : Maxime Pascal. 1 CD Dynamic. Enregistrement live le 27 septembre 2017 durant le festival Transport de Bolzano. Texte italien et anglais. Durée : 53:00

444753On sent chez Silvia Colasanti, compositrice romaine formée à l’Académie Santa Cecilia, un attachement quasi atavique à la voix. En témoignent plusieurs ouvrages lyriques déjà inscrits à son catalogue : Faust, La métamorphose, Le Minotaure, etc. Opératique également est son Requiem (2017) où le texte exogène de Mariangela Gualtieri questionne celui du dogme catholique.

La voix collective, celle du chœur qui transmet le texte liturgique (Requiem Aeternan, Dies Irae, Lux Aeterna), est confrontée à la parole de l’individu, « celle qui doute », dans cet oratorio pour mezzo-soprano, chœur, orchestre et récitante – l’écrivaine Mariangela Gualtieri en personne. Silvia Colasanti l’écrit pour les victimes du tremblement de terre survenu en 2016 dans le centre de l’Italie. Le bruit des pierres entrechoquées sur les voix murmurées, au tout début de l’œuvre, en concrétise le souvenir. Les contrastes dramatiques entre la masse chorale et la récitante y sont exploités, telle cette intervention de la voix parlée sur le trémolo des cordes, d’une belle intensité au cœur du Dies Irae. La compositrice mise également sur le pouvoir expressif du timbre soliste, celui du violoncelle d’abord (Alle picole e grandi ombre) et du bandonéon ensuite – Massimiliano Pitocco –, sur lequel s’inscrit la parole (Dunque si può), dans une manière de mélodrame qui intensifie le pathos. Au centre de la trajectoire dramatique, le Quid sum miser, confié à l’excellente Monica Bacelli, est une page de lyrisme flamboyant (Verdi demeure) que les couleurs de l’orchestre (le Haydn Orchestra galvanisé par le fougueux Maxime Pascal) viennent rehausser. La même vaillance anime l’Ensemble Continuum, une phalange vocale fondée en 2003 par Luigi Azzolini. Le Lux Aeterna un rien démonstratif (l’emphase chorale rappelle le Poulenc des Dialogues des Carmélites) assume une franche consonance au sein d’un langage où modalité et polarité dominent.

September 15/16, Minotauro on Rai 5

MINOTAURO on Rai 5

September 15, h. 11.40 a.m.

September, 16, h. 6 p.m.

27/06/2018 61 Festival dei 2 Mondi di Spoleto. Teatro Nuovo, spettacolo di lirica Minotauro, nella foto
Minotauro Gianluca Margheri baritono
Arianna Benedetta Torre soprano
Teseo Matteo Falcier tenore
Vittime ateniesi
Federico Benvenuto, Irene Ciani, Renato Civello, Serena De Siena, Eugenia Faustini, Angelo Galdi, Alessia Genua, Cecilia Guzzardi, Francesco Iaia, Paolo Marconi, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Eleonora Pace, Giulia Tomaselli, Carlo Zanotti

September, 13rd – 9.15 p.m. MINOTAURO on Rai 5

September, 13rd – 9.15 p.m. MINOTAURO on Rai 5

27/06/2018 61 Festival dei 2 Mondi di Spoleto. Teatro Nuovo, spettacolo di lirica Minotauro, nella foto
Minotauro Gianluca Margheri baritono
Arianna Benedetta Torre soprano
Teseo Matteo Falcier tenore
Vittime ateniesi
Federico Benvenuto, Irene Ciani, Renato Civello, Serena De Siena, Eugenia Faustini, Angelo Galdi, Alessia Genua, Cecilia Guzzardi, Francesco Iaia, Paolo Marconi, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Eleonora Pace, Giulia Tomaselli, Carlo Zanotti

MINOTAURO
grand opera in 10 scenes 
music Silvia Colasanti
 
libretto René de Ceccatty and Giorgio Ferrara
conductor Jonathan Webb
director and scenography Giorgio Ferrara
costumes Vincent Darré 
lighting Fiammetta Baldiserri
 
Minotaur Gianluca Margheri baritone
Arianna Benedetta Torre soprano
Theseus Matteo Falcier tenor
Athenian victims
Federico Benvenuto, Irene Ciani, Renato Civello, Serena De Siena, Eugenia Faustini, Angelo Galdi, Alessia Genua, Cecilia Guzzardi, Francesco Iaia, Paolo Marconi, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Eleonora Pace, Giulia Tomaselli, Carlo Zanotti  graduate actors of Accademia d’Arte Drammatica “Silvio d’Amico” in Rome
Orchestra Giovanile Italiana 
International Opera Choir
choir master Gea Garatti
based on the ballad Minotaurus
by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
copyright © Diogenes Verlag AG Zürich
all rights reserved
 
assistant director Patrizia Frini
technical manager Ottorino Neri
production coordinator Silvia Stoppani
stage manager Fabrizio Pisaneschi
assistant to costumes Marta Rinaldi
piano master Daniela Pellegrino
stage masters Edina Bak, Meri Piersanti
lighting master Carmine Diodoro
head of sceneshifters sector Paolo Zappelli
supervisors sceneshifters Michele Colella, Massimiliano Marotta
sceneshifters Andrea Becchetti, Leonardo Bellini, Enrico Calabresi, Alessio Lodovichetti, Fabio Pibiri, Alessandro Gobbi
moving light operator Roberto Gelmetti
head electrician Simone De Angelis
electricians Davide Baldoni, Marco Mosca
lighting systems supervisor Graziano Albertella for Spanensemble
phonic supervisor Emanuele Carlucci
prop manager Patrizia Valentini
propwoman Marta Tazza
costume shop supervisor Chiara Crisolini Malatesta
seamstresses Marian Osman Mohamed, Serenella Orti, Francesca Persichini, Giuliana Rossi
costumes Farani Sartoria Teatrale
make-up and wigs supervisor Roberto Maria Paglialunga
masks Laboratorio Artigianale Laboracuoio
scenographic elements Mekane srl Roma, Arte Idea srl Roma, Laboratorio di Scenotecnica ePittura del Festival dei Due Mondi di Spoleto
festival scenography supervisor Claudio Balducci
audio service Arcadia Digital srl – Roma
lights Arcadia Digital srl – Roma
surtitles Prescott
show business structures and services Atmo Divisione Gioform srl
pianos Angelo Fabbrini
piano tuner Luigi Fusco
transports S.I.C.A.F. Spoleto
remote lighting control E.T.C. Italia www.etcconnect.com
The Minotaur: in this opera the myth of a terrifying monster becomes a “human” drama, the drama of a being dealing with himself, actually with an infinite number of himself reflected by the mirorred walls of the labyrint.
In contrast, human beings – here represented by Teseo and Arianna – are the actual perpetrators.
In addition to the three leading voices – Minotaur, Arianna and Teseo – the Chorus of the Birds, sort of modern Greek chorus, death omen and witness who comments on the action. A small orchestra frames the protagonists vocal lines becoming protagonist on its turn, at some action’s formal turning points. The Moon and the Sun go along with the relentless fate of the monster.
As opposed to the Minotaur’s loneliness, his young victims who form an ominous ring around him before to get killed, one after another, in a strongly percussive and abstract struggle.
The finale is left to the Chorus of the Birds: a long intimate and sore prayer accompanied by gloomy bells.
Silvia Colasanti

'Tra mito e modernità. Spoleto 2018' in onda il 28 luglio su Rai 5

Il 28 luglio, in prima serata su Rai5, Rai Cultura proporrà “Tra mito e modernità. Spoleto 2018”, lo Speciale di Bruna Bertani, con la regia di Bruna Bertani e Paola Toscano, un documentario di un’ora, che presenterà le più importanti creazioni di questa vetrina mondiale sull’Opera, la Danza, il Teatro. Interviste e approfondimenti sul MINOTAURO.

27/06/2018 61 Festival dei 2 Mondi di Spoleto. Teatro Nuovo, spettacolo di lirica Minotauro, nella foto Rene’ De Ceccatty, musiche del Minotauro Silvia Colasanti, Giorgio Ferrara

 

27/06/2018 61 Festival dei 2 Mondi di Spoleto. Teatro Nuovo, spettacolo di lirica Minotauro, nella foto
Minotauro Gianluca Margheri baritono
Arianna Benedetta Torre soprano
Teseo Matteo Falcier tenore
Vittime ateniesi
Federico Benvenuto, Irene Ciani, Renato Civello, Serena De Siena, Eugenia Faustini, Angelo Galdi, Alessia Genua, Cecilia Guzzardi, Francesco Iaia, Paolo Marconi, Eugenio Mastrandrea, Eleonora Pace, Giulia Tomaselli, Carlo Zanotti

 

Foto di Maria Laura Antonelli

CD Requiem – Dynamic

  Silvia Colasanti: Requiem (Live recording at the 2017 Festival Transart) Silvia Colasanti – Requiem. Stringeranno nei pugni una cometa. su testi di Mariangela Gualtieri e testi latini dalla liturgia ◎ Maxime Pascal direttore ◎ Orchestra Haydn Orchester ◎ Ensemble Vocale Continuum ◎ Luigi Azzolini, Maestro del Coro ◎ Mariangela Gualtieri voce recitante ◎ Monica Bacelli mezzosoprano ◎ Massimiliano Pitocco bandoneon