On the 30th anniversary of the Capaci and Via d’Amelio massacres, the Teatro Massimo in Palermo presents “Falcone e Borsellino. The legacy of the righteous “

On the 30th anniversary of the Capaci and Amelio massacres the Teatro Massimo in Palermo presents, on Tuesday 19 July at the Teatro di Verdura, Falcone and Borsellino. The legacy of the righteousa story in music, song, words and images.Original music by Marco Tutino, performed by the Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro Massimo. Directed by Emanuela Giordano.

Tuesday July 19 at 9.15 pm at the Teatro di Verdurapresents the Teatro Massimo Foundation in Palermo Falcone and Borsellino. The legacy of the righteousthe long-awaited epilogue of the season of operas, concerts and shows, dedicated this year to commemorating the thirtieth anniversary of the mafia massacres that shook the community of the city and the country.

The composer Marco Tutino is the author of the original music, Emanuela Giordano signs direction and dramaturgy. On the podium of the Orchestra and Choir of the Massimo Theater he conducts the Master Alessandro Cadario among the most charismatic young Italian directors. The master of heart is Ciro Visco. On stage with the very young and already appreciated soprano Maria Teresa Levathe actors of the Piccolo Teatro di Milano: Jonathan Lazzini, AnnaManella, MarcoMavaracchio, FrancescaOs, SimoneEverything. Video and images are edited by Pierfrancesco The Women I Matteo Gherardini.

Falcone and Borsellino. The legacy of the righteous is a co-production of Teatro Massimo in Palermo, Teatro Regio in Turin, Piccolo Teatro in Milan – Theater of Europe, Foundation for Culture Turin MITO Settembre Musica.

“The absence of education and culture makes people slaves, while education, school and cultural, makes them free – he says. Roberto Lagalla, president of the Teatro Massimo Foundation and mayor of Palermo. From this point of view -continues- the opera season of the Teatro Massimo, dedicated to the thirtieth anniversary of the massacres, of which the montage with the music of Marco Tutino and the direction of Emanuela Giordano is part, is a witness of a memory. that he must remain alive. A memory that tools such as art, music and theater certainly contribute to food ”.

“Art, music and theater contribute to the civil progress of society, raise awareness,” he added. Marco Betta, superintendent of the Teatro Massimo Foundation – The work of Marco Tutino is a very important moment of reflection, awareness and opposition thirty years after the massacres, against the violence of the mafia ”.

The show is divided into three narratively and temporally recognizable parts: The Massacres, The reaction I The present. Music, images, song and narration are delicately and intensely intertwined with the original video documents made available by RAI Teche, and the dramatic voice of Paolo Borsellino who, after the death of Giovanni Falcone, denounces the isolation in which his friend had been left. Horror, fear and feeling of defeat, the consternation of an entire country, the death of hope, Italy of mourning: this emerges with great intensity. And again, the poetic references to Gesualdo Bufalino, the choral memory of those days, which from the sense of despair becomes the desire for individual and collective redemption; Here, then, are the assemblies, the crowded squares, the courage of the youth, the reaffirmation of the essential values ​​of truth, justice, honesty. Finally, we wonder what legacy the Righteous have left. In the second part (along with the music composed specifically for the show) the Free me Domineon the text of the poet Ignazio Buttitta that MarcoTutino created in 1993 for the “Requiem in honor of the victims of the mafia “.

I tried to write non-rhetorical musicand more complex from the point of view of dimensions”- says the composer Marco Tutino. “The legacy of the righteous it is a heavy legacy because it forces us to know that against the injustice, violence, abuse and arrogance of crime and the mafia mentality that we can fight, we can say no. Falcone and Borsellino then asked for it, and they keep asking us every time we remember them, in public and in private: don’t walk away, don’t look down. That history for music, I sing I words recited it is our way of reaffirming the possibility of rebelling, and of not forgetting those who did it for all of us ”. It is not the first time that the composer has faced these issues, Tutino was the creator, the promoter and, with six other composers, the author of the Requiem by the victims of the mafia, performed at the Cathedral of Palermo on March 27, 1993. His music is programmed and performed with great success by audiences and critics around the world by the most prestigious concert and symphony institutions and the main opera houses. .

He worked with the same intentions Emanuela Giordano, a student of Andrea Camilleri and Eduardo De Filippo, who supervised the dramaturgy and direction. “I have acted for the rest,” he says, “there is a risk that emotion will lead to exaggeration, but we must seek the essence.” If we really had to define it, this show is a social oratory, a choir. It is the attempt to transform the stage into an agora, an immense square to evoke the Italian community. I tried to make a mosaic of the country and not a chronology of those events: this time it is us, the common people, on stage ”. Host and author of cultural programs for RAI, Emanuela Giordano oversees training projects in schools, universities, prisons and theaters. He collaborated with the Santa Cecilia Conservatory in Rome for the preparation of comic operas. He has written and staged more than thirty plays. Participates in the project since 2012 The stage of legality. He has made twenty short films, films and documentaries, for which he has received numerous awards, including a Sacher cake and three Silver ribbons.

Always Tuesday July 19, at 9:10 p.m. in parallel with the performance of the show at the Teatro di Verdura, it will be broadcast on Sky Classica HD, “Ash”, The research work of Gery Palazzottoproduced by TheaterMaximum, which covers precisely those dramatic days in the recent history of our country that culminated in the massacres of May 23 and July 19. “It takes courage to talk about all this with sincerity – read the introductory text of the program – and the courage was the Teatro Massimo in Palermo and the writer Gery Palazzotto, producing and staging a trilogy dedicated to the mysteries related to the dead “.

Falcone and Borsellino. The legacy of the righteous

Tuesday, July 19th Verdura Theater, Viale del Fante, 39

The show starts at 9:15 p.m. Tickets: from 5 to 30 euros.


Tuesday, July 19th, 9:10 p.m. in Sky Classica HD

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