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Program for the Season 2008-09
Once again, the School at the Opera reserves a programme for youngsters that ranges from opera to dance to multimedial experimentation.
This year we begin with Sulle labbra degli Alberi, realized as part of a cultural project started up by Marco Alotto and Igor Sciavolino in the multi-ethnic neighbourhood of Porta Palazzo. Two important themes– the environment and the history of slavery – are linked together, joining the words of great classical and modern authors with a music, from Africa to Brazil, that expresses new cultural mixtures. One constant in our programme is the rereading of operatic repertoire. For example, in the production of the Compagnia Controluce Teatro d’Ombre, we will revisit Aida, an opera synonomous with pomp even though its central theme is the contrast between sentiment and duty that tears apart the protagonists.
For the Holocaust Day of Remembrance, Anne returns in a play freely inspired by the Diary. A group of adolescents visit Anne Frank’s House-Museum on a path to maturity and awareness of the great tragedy of our times.
For the customary appointment with dance, we will offer one of our most successful productions again: the diptych consisting of La Giara by Alfredo Casella (from the short story by Pirandello) and Underground, inspired by street art. Uniting the two shows is the energetic choreographic style of Loris Petrillo, whose vitality cannot help but fascinate the audience of young people.
Next will be a semi-scenic proposal of the original Serva Pedrona by Pergolesi. While the leading characters are acting on the stage, the young chamber group Academia Montis Regalis, specialized in music of the 1700s, will be playing on the proscenium.
The Children’s Chorus of Teatro Regio and the Conservatory, already the protagonist of Anna, will also sing in the revival of Cenerentola, ovvero Angelina e La Magia del Cuore, from the opera by Rossini: a Baretti Association theatre project, produced by Teatro Regio. Carlo Pavese will direct the Ensemble Workshop and the youths in the hall, prepared by our teaching workshops.
But the theatre appointments are only the most visible moment of a programming at the heart of which are the teaching activities and workshops, as always intent on enhancing the convergence of musical theatre with other expressions of culture.
Therefore, we consider collaboration with other city institutions fundamental. This year the Egyptian Museum and the Reggia di Venaria join our “historic” partners (Tancredi di Barolo Foundation, National Cinema Museum, Sabauda Gallery, “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory) and those recently acquired (Palazzo Madama – Civic Museum of Ancient Art, Borgo Medievale) and Auditorium RAI and Teatro Stabile return to collaborate with us.
Teatro Regio – School Activities
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from Tuesday to Friday 10 am-12.30 pm and 2.30 – 5 pm