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Rinaldo - Giustino

From 19 Nov to 03 Dec 2019

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Rinaldo: Tue. 19 November 2019 - Kempten
Giustino: Fri. 22 November 2019 - Villingen
Rinaldo: Wed. 27 November 2019 - Olten
Giustino: Sat. 30 November 2019 - Visp
Rinaldo: Tue. 3 December 2019 - Uster






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Introduction

Rinaldo is the first opera composed in London by Georg Friedrich Händel. Represented in 1711, it obtained a resounding success: no other work of the time was so represented, and this is not surprising. "Rinaldo" is a veritable musical and scenic firework. The public remains fascinated by the wealth of talent arias and by the geniality of the music. It is in this work that there are some of the most famous arias written by Haendel (just to name two: the "Cara Sposa" and the famous "Lascia ch’io pianga"). And then the magic of special effects: the hero Rinaldo, accompanied by the sound of the trumpets and the roar of drums, leads his men into battle, and the sorceress Armida enters into the scenery above a heavenly chariot drawn by fire-breathing dragons.
After the production of the works "Teseo" (from 2005 on DVD), "Amadis" (where the baroque effects were shown through videos) and "Xerxes", with the "Rinaldo" project the orchestra Lautten Compagney, in collaboration with marionette theater Carlo Colla e Figli, embarks on a singular path and, at least in Germany, unique: the Baroque theater, with all its suffering and effects, revived through the puppets.


Early music and antique crafts united in a truly unique spectacle: the Carlo Colla Marionette Company & Sons in Milan is staging the work of Georg Friedrich Handel “Giustino”. The great baroque music celebrated by the puppets in a staging able to conquer the national and international audience.
The combination of puppetry and melodrama was born in the second half of the seventeenth century: the phenomenon is very easy to understand, if we consider the age, the essence of the actor - puppet and the relevance of the musical phenomenon.
In three hundred years the public's habits have changed radically. Yet it seems that these puppets are easily able to forget this time.
The "Giustino" by Georg Friedrich Haendel presents, in addition to an extraordinary musical texture that attained great success at its birth, a dramatic structure of the exception that embraces the great theatrical themes: the thwarted love, the palace intrigue, the heroics, the final recognitions in the background of a military conflict between the Eastern and the Western Roman Empire. Ample material for the marionette world, the pomp, the wealth of situations, the tricks and gimmicks of the Baroque era to celebrate the music of Haendel.

The show involves 14 puppeteers, seven singers and 26 musicians, and is represented in collaboration with the orchestra Lautten Compagney Berlin.
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Details

RINALDO

Opera di G. F. Händel

Versione per marionette di Eugenio Monti Colla

marionettisti

Franco Citterio, Mariagrazia Citterio, Piero Corbella, Debora Coviello, Pietro De Tilla, Cecilia Di Marco, Mariapia Lanino, Tiziano Marcolegio, Sheila Perego, Giovanni Schiavolin, Paolo Sette

scenes

Franco Citterio

assistenti alla scenografia

Cecilia di Marco e Debora Coviello

costumes

Eugenio Monti Colla

Realizzati dalla sartoria dell’Associazione Grupporiani

live musical performance

LAUTTEN COMPAGNEY Berlino

Wolfgang Katschner, direttore

technical direction

Tiziano Marcolegio

lights

Franco Citterio

direction

Eugenio Monti Colla

produzione

Associazione Grupporiani

Comune di Milano - Teatro Convenzionato

GIUSTINO

marionettisti

Eugenio Monti Colla, Franco Citterio, Mariagrazia Citterio, Piero Corbella, Camillo Cosulich, Debora Coviello, Carlo Decio, Cecilia Di Marco, Tiziano Marcolegio, Sheila Perego, Giovanni Schiavolin, Paolo Sette

music

Georg Friedrich Händel

versione per marionette di Eugenio Monti Colla

scenes

Franco Citterio

costumes

Eugenio Monti Colla e Cecilia Di Marco

lights

Franco Citterio

technical direction

Tiziano Marcolegio

direction

Eugenio Monti Colla

produzione

Associazione Grupporiani

Comune di Milano - Teatro Convenzionato

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