“Directors at the Opera”

An opportunity to meet “face to face” the great directors of the 2016-17 Season

“Directors at the Opera” is the title of a new initiative organised by the Teatro dell’Opera that promotes a series of meetings with the audience and the stage directors who are currently working at the 2016-17 Season at the Teatro Costanzi.
From January to October 2017 there will be six events, all starting at 9pm, in which six stage directors, will talk about their artistic views as well as their relationship with music, theatre and the art world. It is an opportunity to understand them as artists and to get to know their personalities.
Opera is drama in music, in which listening is not the only thing that matters. Hence the importance of the role of the stage directors: action, scenes, lights, movements and acting of the singers are all fundamental elements that help to give shape to the ideas of ​​those composers who chose to dedicate their lives to the musical theatre.
To understand the importance of this point it is enough to think of the detailed stage directions left to us by some musician, like Verdi, for example.
With the initiative ”Directors at the Opera” the Teatro Costanzi is consolidating its role as a workshop. The extended timeframes needed to set up a work, provides a good opportunity to exchange ideas and experiences among stage directors, musical conductors and the entire cast.
The stage directors will be very important for the success of the next season.
Graham Vick , director of Così fan tutte,  on Monday, 16 January 2017; Alex Ollé of La Fura dels Baus, on Monday, 27 February 2017 director of Il trovatore; Marco Bellocchio on Thursday, 20 April 2017 director of Andrea Chénier.
After them William Kentridge on Thursday,18 May 2017 will express his views about his stage direction of Lulu; Damiano Michieletto, on Monday, 5 June 2017 will share his artistic experience while directing ll Viaggio a Reims; Giorgio Barberio Corsetti will conclude the series of meetings, on Monday, 2 October 2017 on the occasion he will discuss about his artistic direction of Fra Diavolo.

All the talks are going to be hosted at the Teatro Costanzi at 9pm.
Tickets are € 5 each .