at the Teatro Massimo with two pianos and percussion

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The summer season of the Teatro Massimo continues with the appointment in the Sala Grande of Saturday 9 July when the Chorus of the Theater, directed by Maestro Ciro Visco, proposes the unusual version for two pianos and percussions by Carmina Burana by Carl Orff.

An opportunity for the listener to discover new aspects of one of the most loved pages in the history of music.

The soprano is Maria Francesca Mazzara that the audience of the Teatro Massimo was able to appreciate in the highly acclaimed interpretation of “Lucia” by Lammermoor in 2021.
With her on stage the countertenor, Riccardo Angelo Strano and the baritone, Marcello Rosiello.

At the pianos there are Pasquale Lo Cascio and Salvatore Punturo.

Structured in a prologue, five parts and an ending (repetition of the first section of the prologue), Carmina Burana is a scenic cantata composed by Carl Orff between 1935 and 1936 and is based on 24 poems among those found in the medieval collection of the same name, the work of goliards and clerici vagantes.

The full title is “Carmina burana: Cantiones profanae cantoribus et choris, comitantibus instrumentis atque imaginibus magicis”.

This cantata belongs to the theatrical triptych by Orff Trionfi, which, composed in different periods, also includes the Catulli Carmina (1943) and the Triumph of Aphrodite (1953).

After the first performance in Frankfurt am Main on June 8, 1937, Orff achieved great success, and the cantata was performed in other German cities and, despite being very hampered by the Nazi regime due to the erotic tone of some songs, it became the opera.
best known music among those composed during the Third Reich.

In Italy, however, the premiere of Carmina Burana was held on 10 October 1942 at the Teatro alla Scala in Milan.

News from Sicily 2022-07-01 11:13:00

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