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Modernizing Monteverdi and Mozart

GIUSEPPE PENNISI experiences
two very different performances

 

On 11 and 12 November 2017, I saw and heard two different attempts — with different objectives and different outcomes — to 'modernize' Monteverdi and Mozart. The former was staged in the Teatro Palladio — an elegant structure built in the nineteen thirties in what used to be a low cost residential area of Rome. The latter in the huge Teatro Olimpico on the bank of the Tiber.

Fighting is a one hour opera by three composers: Giorgio Battistelli (born in 1953), Claudio Monteverdi (1567-1643) and Claudio Ambrosini (born in 1948)...

Copyright © 16 November 2017 Giuseppe Pennisi,
Rome, Italy

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CLAUDIO MONTEVERDI

WOLFGANG AMADEUS MOZART

ROME

ITALY

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