Anna

Cantata scenica
in five stations for spoken voice,
children's chorus and instruments

First performance

Freely inspired by The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank

Music by Enrico Maria Ferrando
Direction by Riccardo Fracchia
Sets by Ivano Coviello
Costumes by the Laboratorio di sartoria del Teatro Regio

Children's Chorus of the Teatro Regio
and of the Conservatory “G. Verdi” of Turin
Musical execution by the Conservatory “G. Verdi”of Turin

Simone Cremona clarinet
Enzo Ceccantini saxophone
Dario Avagnina trumpet
Diego Bruno trombone
Elisa Di Dio e Jordi Manuello percussion instruments
Diana Subashi violin
Alessandro Spagnuolo double bass

Alberto Tosa, Vassil Tashkov, Roberto Vizzuso, Salatore Barbone walkers-on

Carlo Bertola Conductor
Claudio Marino Moretti Chorus Master

Chiara Marcolongo and Sergio Merletti Collaborator Masters
Lighting by Mario Merlino

New staging by the Teatro Regio Torino


Freely inspired by The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank, Marco Ravasini and Enrico Maria Ferrando, the authors of the libretto and music of this world premiere, imagined a group of young people visiting a Holocaust house museum and grappling with the memory of the extermination of the Jewish people. The youths are prepared, but the impact is strong and unexpected. The man who is leading them is mysterious, and reveals the hidden corners of the place to them… We are on the sea in Northern Europe, at the end of the 1960s. Sadness, anger and irony mingle as this revelation path goes on stop after stop, accompanied by the echoes of Mahler of a chamber orchestra. On stage, the instrumental group of students from the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory of Turin, prepared and directed by Carlo Bertola, together with the Children’s Chorus of the Teatro Regio and the Conservatory, taught by Claudio Marino Moretti. Direction is by Riccardo Fracchia, the scenery by Ivano Coviello.


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