vocal/staging workshop on music by Monteverdi (L'incoronazione di Poppea) and Stockhausen (Tierkreis)
Conservatorio della Svizzera italiana at the Studio Foce of Lugano 4th - 14th february 2016; Final performance on 14th february, 18:30h.
idea Luisa Castellani with the collaboration of Barbara Zanichelli
conductor Darren Hargan
stage director Alberto Jona
shadows theatre Jenaro Meléndrez Chas
The Incoronazione -in its wonderful game of feigning, betrayal, duplicity and sensuality- and the Zodiac -in its abstraction and sense of destiny- staged with shadows have become for the students of the Conservatory an exclusive occasion of research on music interpretation, an original access-way to the emotional world of each character.
Different gesture languages, from baroque to contemporary theatre, cohabit in this staging using shadow theater not only as scenic design but especially as a tool for investigating the characters psychology (shadow as double, unconscious, unspoken, dream...) "Interlacing two distant-in-time works while maintaining a thread of history but seizing and opening up to new and unexpected ideas"...
With: Giovanni Baraglia, Juan Manuel Bernal Jimenez, Brenda Borradori, Barbara Brandi, Renato Cadel, Javier Carbajal Ferro, Federica Cassati, Rebecca Agatha Calota, Laura Chareun, Alina Kovaleva, Marcelo Marchetti, Anna Piroli, Carmen Pirrone, Elena Revelant, Alice Rossi, Nuno Santos, Joel Sharbaugh, Dani Souto, Ana María Villamizar Carvajal, Tianyou Wang.