On February 15th (9:00 pm) at the Masini Theatre in Faenza Abisso Mediterraneo, Pietà l’è morta, a chamber opera in an act that tells and represents one of the greatest tragedies of our time: the drama of migrants.
Rossella Spinosa, who composed the music and adapted the texts written by Geppino Materazzi and Pap A. Khouma, describes Abisso Mediterraneo as follows: “Abisso Mediterraneo wants to become a moment of reflection on integration, violence, power, on the meaning of humanity. A journalist tells the daily life of the landings, in a realistic but surreal atmosphere: can we really look, listen, discover, the suffering of others without remaining involved? Can we become accomplices in selling our own people? Can we accustom to violence, abuse of power, loss of hope? These are the questions posed by Abisso Mediterraneo, the Abyss welcomed by Amphitrite, goddess of the sea, who has always looked and taken the bodies without trial, without distinction, but with compassion … the same compassion that now seemed lost!”
Rossella Spinosa is certainly among the greatest exponents of modern Italian contemporary composers. She has performed all over the world, in the most prestigious concert halls and performing many new pieces dedicated to her. She has added the soundtrack to over 50 silent films, including some works by Fritz Lang, Corazzata Potëmkin and the silent filmography by Alfred Hitchcock. She also collaborates with the protagonists of the show, including Moni Ovadia, Paolo Rossi, Duo Pali & Dispari, Teresa Mannino, in the live performances.
The music on stage, on Thursday evening at the Masini, will be by the New Made Ensemble, the ensemble in residence of the Centro Musica Contemporanea of Milan, while the chorus of the drama will be some elements of the choir of the Milan Cathedral’s Musical Chapel , the oldest cultural institution in Milan, active continuously from 1402 to today, and among the oldest in the world. Alessandro Calcagnile, conductor, pianist and refined interpreter of XX century music, will be the conductor.