The Teatro dell’Opera Summer Season will be featuring not only grand operas but also many famous artists. On Tuesday 13 and Wednesday 14 June 2017, at 21.00 at the Terme di Caracalla on one of the most magical stages of the world comes Ludovico Einaudi for the only two Italian performances of his Elements Tour. As in 2015, when he presented his album, In a Time Lapse, alongside the pianist and composer from Turin will be performing Federico Mecozzi on violin, Redi Hasa on cello, Alberto Fabris on electric bass and live electronics, Riccardo Laganà on percussion and Francesco Arcuri on guitar. With the grand piano as the central point, the various sounds overlap and intertwine in a composition which naturally combines acoustic, electric and electronic musical elements. We are indeed approaching a unique artist who is ready to develop new experiences and experiment, a musician who crosses the boundaries of the musical avant-garde, exploring the ancestral sounds of jazz, rock, and contemporary music, adding also unexpected electronic effects. His compositions are like cross-lines that ideally connect pop music with classical melodies. The magnetism of Ludovico Einaudi, the simplicity and originality of his language, his way of communicating immediately with the public, have made him an nationally and internationally acclaimed artist. His brilliant career began back in the nineties, with his first major recording success, The Waves (1996), he composed the soundtrack for several movies, in 2013 he was awarded by the then President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano, the Vittorio De Sica Award for his outstanding contribution to music for films. Since 2003 his concerts and tours are constantly sold out both in Italy and abroad. His album, Una Mattina, topped the UK classical chart, his following work, Divenire, became golden disc in Italy, and Nightbook in 2009 sold over 700,000 copies throughout Europe. Two unmissable occasions to enjoy the sophistication and elegance of this artist, capable of creating great emotions.
Elements originate from a desire to start all over again, to explore a new path of knowledge- says Ludovico Einaudi. I saw new frontiers — on the edge between what I knew and what I didn’t know — that I had long wanted to explore: creation myths, the periodic table, Euclid’s geometry, Kandinsky’s writings, the matter of sound and of colour, the stems of wild grass in a meadow, the shapes of the landscape. For months I wandered in a seemingly chaotic mix of images, thoughts and feelings; then gradually, everything came together in a dance, as if all the elements were parts of the same world, and myself within it. That’s Elements. If it wasn’t music it would be a map of thoughts, sometimes clear, sometimes overlapping, points, lines, shapes, fragments of an internal dialogue that never stops.