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ORFEO ED EURIDICE

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Stage direction by Stefano Simone Pintor


"The visual part of the show completed the magic of the evening. The director Stefano Simone Pintor has managed to give
a modernization of the show certainly very effective."
Claudio Listanti, La Voce, 07.23.2014

ORFEO ED EURIDICE

Music Christoph Willibald Gluck
Libretto Ranieri de' Calzabigi

ARTISTIC TEAM
Musical conduction Roland Böer
Stage direction Stefano Simone Pintor
Set design Gregorio Zurla
Costume design Noémie Grottini
Lighting design Gianni Trabalzini
Video design Virginio Levrio, Stefano Simone Pintor and Gregorio Zurla
Coreography Stefano Simone Pintor and Maria Stella Poggioni in collaboration with École de Ballet, Tuscany
Production Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte, Montepulciano
Partners Meeting Project, sponsor for the video service -  VAS, sponsor for the video design 
Playbill and graphic project Mauro Montanari

Orchestra Orchestra Poliziana
Choir Corale Poliziana
Chorus conduction Judy Diodato

CAST
Orfeo Silke Marchfeld
Euridice Roma Loukes
Amore Georgina Louise Stalbow
 
TOUR
The production was staged at the Teatro Poliziano, Montepulciano during the summer festival Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte 2014

SYNOPSIS 
Orpheus and Eurydice.
The eternal myth revisited in a modern key.
Orpheus, the ancient bard, is here transformed into a modern Dionysus, a god of rock. Not only a poet and a singer, then, but also a symbol, an icon idolized by all his fans that, drunk and delirious as the mythological Bacchae, want to possess him, inspired by orgiastic exaltation.
It is in this world of excess and frenzy that moves our Orpheus, always tempted by extremes and by the idea of overcoming his limits: an obsession that led him to talk directly with death.
Here is a passionate and poignant stage direction, then, where the tragedy of the loss of Eurydice is suspended in a moment; a frozen instant in which a whole life will pass in front the eyes of this young lover who, finding himself in a limbo and hovering between life and death, arduously attempt to save his beloved from the underworld, seeking to remain clinging to the memory of her.
A timeless story, in short: the grief of a tragic love and the impossibility of overcoming it.

PRESS REVIEW

"The major asset of the production is precisely the stage direction. Orpheus is a rock singer and the story becomes the plot of a dreamy, hallucinated video, set in post-Woodstock transgression."

Franco Soda
Il Giornale della Musica, 07.19.2014

"The visual part of the show completed the magic of the evening. The director Stefano Simone Pintor has managed to give a modernization of the show certainly very effective. It is remarkable the choice of removing the choir from the stage to leave space to the singers, the mimic and the dance: an element that has enhanced the theatricality."

Claudio Listanti
La Voce, 07.23.2014

"The story narrated by Pintor flows smoothly forward, served by a series of good dramaturgical insights, and it works well. The characters which are presented in modern clothes (the furies of the Underworld are, for the most part, dressed as lawyers, magistrates and policemen) seem to always fit perfectly on the text."

Gilberto Mion
Teatro.it, 07.29.2014
Artist Manager

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