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BluebeardFest, a journey between music and theater at the Morgantina
July 19 - August 7
From July 19 to August 7, the archaeological area of Morgantina will become the stage for Bluebeard, an initiative that brings together classical theater and cultured and popular music.
Strongly desired by the councilor for cultural heritage and Sicilian identity, Alberto Samonà, the BarbablùFest, with the artistic direction of Giuseppe Dipasquale and the executive production and general organization by Terzo Millennio by Andrea Peria Giaconia, therefore returns to the archaeological park of Villa del Casale and Morgantina directed by Liborio Calascibetta. The Roman Villa del Casale and Piazza Duomo in Piazza Armerina are also added as venues to the Morgantina site.
The bill, presented at the Salinas museum, is summarized in the definition chosen by the creators, Pietrangelo Buttafuoco and the director Giuseppe Dipasquale: “Everything that our mind makes us say about myth, theater, music and more”.
The head could be that of Hades, stolen from Morgantina, found at the Getty Museum in Malibu and returned. At the Morgantina site, the production, curated by Andrea Peria Giaconia, is also joined by the Roman villa del Casale and Piazza Duomo in Piazza Armerina as places of entertainment.
“This combination of places and theatrical and musical languages - said the regional councilor for cultural heritage, Alberto Samonà – represents the heart of the deepest Sicilian identity”.
Bluebeard opens on 19 July, the thirtieth anniversary of the Via D’Amelio massacre, with an updated reinterpretation of the myth of Medea by Luciano Violante.
The performance, directed by Giuseppe Dipasquale, will be preceded by a ‘Note in the margin’ by Giuseppe Sottile on the figure of Boris Giuliano, “a complete stranger”: the head of the Palermo mobile squad, killed by the mafia in 1979, was originally from Piazza Armerina.
From 20 July the Morgantina park will give space to musical moments with Roy Paci, who will present eight of his pieces, and with Mogol (Giulio Rapetti) who will bring his “Emotions”, a journey through the songs of Battisti and Mogol himself among anecdotes and remember. On July 26, the musician Pippo Kaballà accompanied by the accordionist Antonio Vasta, will stage an imaginary journey into the Sicily of memory with a contamination of words, passages and poems by Leonardo Sciascia, Vincenzo Consolo, Luigi Pirandello and Vitaliano Brancati. The next day, in Morgantina, Donatella Finocchiaro will be the “Lupa” in the centenary of the death of Giovanni Verga.
Another tetatral page on 29 July with Camus’s “Lo stranero”. This will be followed by a show-concert for voice, piano and puppets and on 4th August “The wolf and the moon”, a “cunto” entrusted to the couple formed by Salvo Piparo and Lello Analfino in the theatrical transposition by Valentino Picone. Then a theatrical show by Sergio Rubini and Carla Cavalluzzi (“Restructuring or misadventures at home”) and finally the closing of the festival on the 7th with a concert by Nicola Piovani who will tell the meaning of a musical journey that led him to work alongside De André, Fellini, Luigi Magni and various Spanish, French and Dutch directors.
Archaeological area of Morgantina
19 July – Medea by Luciano Violante with Viola Graziosi – Directed by Giuseppe Dipasquale
20 July – Roy Paci- Remix 2022
24luglio – Mogol, G. Carroccia – Emotions – A journey through the songs of Battisti and Mogol
26 July – Roman Villa del Casale
Kaballà and Antonio Vasta – Imaginary journey in the Sicily of memory
27 July – La Lupa with Donatella Finocchiaro – Directed by D. Finocchiaro, L. Rondinelli
29 July – The stranger, from Camus with Adriano Giannini
02 August – We came from the sea with Lucia Sardo, Dino Rubino and Gioacchino Cappelli
04 August – Roman Villa del Casale
The Wolf and the Moon, with Salvo Piparo and Lello Analfino – Directed by Valentino Picone
05 August – Renovation or mishaps at home with Sergio Rubini
07 August – Nicola Piovani – Notes in the margin
Text and photos from the web (travelnostop)