The Opera Season Begins
A new production written by Martone and directed by Noseda
Teatro Regio, Friday, 9th December, 2011 at 20:00
The new production of Fidelio by Ludwig van Beethoven will open the opera season at the Teatro Regio on Friday, 9th December at 20:00.
Gianandrea Noseda, who conducts the Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Regio, is the one continuing the journey of Beethoven's compositional universe which began with the resounding success of the nine symphonies performed between September and October. The new layout has been written by the director Mario Martone, author of films such as Morte di un matematico napoletano, L’amore Molesto and his latest Noi credevamo. Martone will make his debut at the Teatro Regio with Fidelio. The Opéra Royal de Wallonie in Liège co-produced the scenes by Sergio Tramonti; the costumes are by Ursula Patzak and the lighting by Nicolas Bovey.
Loyalty, courage, honour and hope. A personal tragedy – an unjust imprisonment that, miraculously, finds a solution which turns out to be a passionate exaltation of freedom against all the "chains" imposed on mankind. Art lives, as it has never done before Beethoven, in the essence of the passions, of enthusiasm itself, of the ideals of its own time, and is directly involved, - as pointed out by Massimo Mila – as the movement of ideas, of spiritual work and simultaneously becomes a leader of its own age. Hence, ‘Il Regio’, chooses this purposefully, to celebrate the 150th anniversary of the unification of Italy.