Free admissionFriday, February 19 at 12.00noon
Saturday, February 20 at 10.30am and 12.00noon
Matinée for the schools
GIOACCHINO ROSSINI “IL BARBIERE DI SIVIGLIA”
A play by Cristiana Pegoraro
to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the opera premiere held at Teatro Argentina in Rome on February 20, 1816.
Figaro Andrea Baldes
Conte di Almaviva Marco Luzzi
Don Bartolo Giovanni Ceruso
Rosina Gaia Angelici
Narratore Alice Baiardelli, Maria Chiara Grasso
Gendarmi Benedetta Caponi, Jessica Cortese
Notaio Elena Calevi
Backstage Jarell Guidi
Ensemble del Liceo Musicale
Violins Zakaria Hammad, Marta Andreani, Andrea Latini
Doublebass Luca Matassoni
Flute Camilla Straccini
Clarinet Riccardo Angeletti
French Horn Elisabetta Agrò
Trumpet Francesca Gagliardi
Guitar Elia Portarena
Piano Cristiana Pegoraro
Sets Roberto Astolfi
Director Maria Rosaria Omaggio
In order to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the premiere of Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Cristiana Pegoraro created an original, stimulating and fun new project for young people: a theatrical representation based on the opera’s original libretto with the participation of students of Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Classico e Artistico and of Liceo Musicale of Terni.
The training of the project included
• an educational part, during which students have deepened their knowledge of composer Gioacchino Rossini, of his opera production and in general of the production of Italian Opera in the 19th century
• a practical part, during which students have ventured into the roles of actors, musicians, directors, set designers, makeup artists, costume designers.
The students received an acting workshop by renown actress and stage director Maria Rosaria Omaggio.
The play roles are 9: Figaro, Don Bartolo, Conte di Almaviva, Rosina, 2 Narratori, 2 Gendarmi and Notaio played by students of Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Classico e Artistico.
The narrative will alternate with the main arias transcribed for small ensemble and played by the students of Liceo Musicale of Terni.
The sets are made by the students of Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Artistico.
The project, of absolute originality, is designed to promote Italy’s most distinctive musical tradition, the opera, to young people and to deepen their knowledge of such a distinctive opera as “Il barbiere di Siviglia” through a simple and fun learning method.
In addition to the performance of Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 5.00pm (to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the opera premiere held at Teatro Argentina in Rome on February 20, 1816), Narnia Arts Academy will present 3 matinées for the students of the schools in Terni.
Project Coordination: Prof. Luciano Aquilini, Prof. Roberto Astolfi, Prof. Fausto Dominici, Prof. Marco Pontini.
Photo gallery and web communication: Prof. Massimo Zavoli.
We thank for the collaboration the Istituto di Istruzione Superiore Classico e Artistico and its Principal Roberta Bambini, and the Liceo Musicale and its Principal Michela Boccali.
The project is under the auspices of Comune di Terni and is made possible by a partial contribution by Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Terni e Narni.