Homage to Mascagni: From Livorno to Belgrade

A unique musical performance / lecture will take place at the Italian Cultural Centre in Belgrade, on 20th February, in collaboration with the Goldoni Theatre from Livorno, and the Belgrade National Theatre.

The renowned Serbian opera singer Olivera Mercurio and one of the most celebrated Italian tenors of younger generation, Dario Di Vietri, who is coming to Belgrade after successful appearances in the San Carlo Theatre in Naples, the Arena in Verona and the National Opera in Athens, will be the main protagonists of this musical event.

The two singers will be accompanied by pianist Srdjan Jarakovic. Apart from them, the head of the Belgrade National Theatre, Dejan Savic, the Director of the Goldoni Theatre in Livorno, Marco Leoni, and the Artistic Director of Goldoni, Alberto Paloscia will also participate in this unique musical class.

The performance is held in honour of one of the most celebrated Italian opera composers Pietro Mascagni (Livorno, 1863 – Rome 1945). His 1890 masterpiece Cavalleria Rusticana caused one of the greatest sensations in opera history. He also single-handedly ushered in the Verismo movement in Italian dramatic music which was also popular in Belgrade between 1924 and 1926.

Mercurio and Di Vietri’s performance is organized in collaboration with the Goldoni Theatre from Livorno, which also happens to be Mascagni’s town of birth. For years, the Goldoni Theatre has been successfully implementing a project inspired by the work of Pietro Mascagni, as well as an initiative called Verismo Opera Studio that pertains to opera training of young singers, particularly with the reference to Mascagni’s work and his Verismo repertoire.

Although the entrance is free, you need to reserve your seat by going to the website of the Italian Cultural Centre http://www.iicbelgrado.esteri.it/iic_belgrado/it/gli_eventi/calendario/2017/02/mascagni-tra-livorno-e-belgrado.html .

(Blic, 16.02.2017)


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