Exactly one hundred years after the institution of Women’s Rights Day in Italy, Arena di Verona Foundation presents an extraordinary concert performed by the arenian artistic ensembles under the guidance of the director Chiara Casarotto. An elegant and varied program that ranges from German romantic elegy to 20th century English vocal music, passing through refined French pages. Places available from 10 to 26 euros. After the inauguration of the Opera Season entrusted to an entirely female creative team, soloists, sopranos, mezzo-sopranos and altos of the Choir of the Arena Foundationaccompanied by the string quartet of the Arena Orchestra and on the piano by Choir Master Ulisse Trabacchin.
«This initiative aims to be international, like the concert program itself, – declares Cecilia Gasdia, Superintendent and Artistic Director of the Arena Foundation – and leaves room for pages and female performers. We at the Foundation have already concretely demonstrated how gender equality in proposals, quality and skills is possible, both in the Artistic Season of the Philharmonic Theater and at the Verona Arena ».
The Foundation’s commitment is not to make a show of what is now a normal condition: in fact, in 2021 four prestigious conductors of different ages and backgrounds made their debut in Verona; two more are expected at the Philharmonic Theater in 2022, alongside three female directors at the signing of new productions. The extraordinary concert on 8 March will also be the occasion for the debut on the Veronese podium of the very young Chiara Casarotto, who states: «The musical program is absolutely new and the result of careful research in the not vast or easy choral repertoire for female voices. With M ° Trabacchin and the Choir of the Foundation, we have created a coherent and enjoyable chronological path: it will be a unique opportunity to listen to rare music, from some of the greatest authors between the 19th and 20th centuries, almost unknown but beautiful, entrusted to a refined and special organic in the exploration of new and compelling sounds ».
In order to offer the most effective traits e the most representative atmospheres of the various European musical cultures of the late 19th centuryin fact, ranging from the delicate psalm of Rheinberger to the seductive colors of the contemporary French: the mysterious night of Saint-Saëns, the evil flowers of Massenet, the Madrigale by Fauré. It ends with nature as seen by the late-romantic Englishman Elgar and with an authentic gem of very rare execution: the Songs for 7 parts in which the highly original Holst explores non-traditional sounds, unusual expressive artifices, innovative dissonances and harmonies but always maintaining a typically British cantability. The program is framed by some of the most well-known and loved pieces by the general public: the late romantic apex of Brahms with the transcription of the third movement from Symphony No. 3the duo for cello and piano After a dream by Fauré and the famous one Meditation by Massenet from the opera Thaïs for violin and piano.
By law, access to the shows is allowed only to spectators with green Covid-19 certification of vaccination or recovery, “Reinforced Green Pass“. In addition, the obligation to Ffp2 mask in cinemas, theaters and for sporting events, as well as on means of transport (including local public transport). Further information on the site at https://www.arena.it/it/teatro-filarmonico/info-covid.
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