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|One-act opera for voice and pedonium*|
production Opera Futura Laboratori per un Nuovo Teatro Musicale, Teatro Comunale di Ferrara
concept Luigi de Angelis and Chiara Lagani
with Chiara Lagani
singing and preverbal sounds Roberta Guidi
scenery project Nicola Fagnani (Atelier OperaOvunque)
Opera Futura Laboratori per un Nuovo Teatro Musicale is a project conceived and coordinated by Giordano Montecchi
*electronic musical instrument with a big floor-like keyboard practicable by one or more musicians
|“North” is an opera that, with “South”, is part of Opera Futura, a project promoted by Regione Emilia Romagna whose first purpose is implementing an effective cooperation among opera theatres and research companies active in the regional territory.
The two shows, a revisitation of opera’s languages, are the prosecution of the pluriennial research F&A is dedicating to “The Wizard of Oz”.
The protagonist, Dorothy, an avatar of the audience, is catapulted by her cyclone South and then North of the fantastic universe where her journey-adventure takes place.
Both the shows start from the Wizard’s well-known question: “I am Oz the great and powerful who are you?”
“North” is one of the two possible musical answers by two possible Dorothies.
It is is founded on a new and utopic musical instrument, the pedonium: a big “keyboard”, a very peculiar synthesizer.
It is a damaged floor, as if it was restless, maybe a disused stage, maybe a work of art.
From these floor boards, a sort of giant keys, voices, melodies, preverbal sounds, light phenomena and ghost of sounds burst out.
The protagonist, Dorothy, “plays” that floor crossing and walking it until it produces a proper musical score.
Starting from an initial research on opera’s great tradition, a real journey into sound, a descent through voice into the most intimate part of the self take place.
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