Teatro Costanzi


Staging Bartabas

Choreography Andrés Marín e Bartabas

Music Tomás Luis de Victoria



Produzione del Théâtre équestre Zingaro in coproduzione con Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy e La Bâtie-Festival de Genève nell’ambito del progetto PACT, Théâtre du Rond-Point, Maison de la Culture d’Amiens. Creazione a Bonlieu Scène nationale Annecy


Il Théâtre équestre Zingaro è sostenuto da DRAC Île-de-France – Ministero della Cultura e della Comunicazione, Consiglio generale di Seine-Saint-Denis e Città di Aubervilliers

Thursday 23 July 2015, 9pm >>>BUY
Friday 24 July 2015, 9pm >>>BUY
Saturday 25 July 2015, 9pm >>>BUY
Monday 27 July  2015, 9pm >>>BUY



Ticket prices:

Orchestra Stalls € 40,00
Stalls Circle, 1st and 2nd balconies € 30,00
3rd balcony and gallery € 25,00

Golgota, the latest creation by Bartabas will be performed at the Teatro dell’Opera from 23 to 27 July at 9pm. This is a very special event because it will be the first time the “Théâtre Équestre Zingaro” appears on the stage of the Teatro Costanzi, and also because this marks the troupe’s return to Rome after a ten-year absence.

“Bartabas – said Carlo Fuortes, the Superintendent of the Teatro dell’Opera – could be considered one of the greatest masters of contemporary theatre, and to have him on our stage for the first time is an honour. His latest work is pure musical theatre: men, horses, dance and music unite to create an absolutely unique experience. This is a handsome addition to the summer cultural events offered by the Teatro dell’Opera at the Costanzi Theatre and at the Baths of Caracalla”.

A set designer, stage director and the creator of stage shows, Bartabas founded his company in 1984. He is an audacious pioneer of spectacular and refined artistic expression who unites music, figurative art, theatre and dance with equestrian magic. His creations displays a continuous search for the essence of each type of performance, and his horses are genuine actors.

To create Golgota, Bartabas invited Andrés Marin, a choreographer, dancer, and one of the biggest names in contemporary flamenco. These two artists have chosen liturgical music by Tomás de Victoria (1548-1611) in their quest to create new paths for the respective disciplines: “in search of – stated Bartabas – peaceful music”. The French press has emphasized that the two artists have presented “a stage show without making any concessions; it is rustic yet it recalls the splendour of Spanish mysticism”.

Bartabas created Golgota as well as the staging and sets. Both he and Andrés Marin are choreographers and performers in this production. They are joined by his horses Horizonte, Le Tintoret, Soutine, Zurbaràn and Lautrec. Music is by Tomás Luis de Victoria, with Christophe Baska/Cécil Gallois (countertenor), Adrien Mabire (trumpet), Marc Wolff (lute), and William Panza (actor); costumes are by Sophie Manach and Yannick Laisné, and lighting is by Laurent Matignon.

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