Mauro Montalbetti with Mirko Guadagnini, Eddi De Nadai, Marco Baliani, Liederìadi Chorus, AltreVoci Ensemble
23 OCT 2018
Full ticket: 22 euros
Reduced ticket (under30/over 65): 16 euros
Student ticket: 11 euros
8 pm Running time 50'
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
A secular requiem, which unites different texts and languages in a fascinating and rich dramaturgy.
“A lot of expectations for the new work of Mauro Montalbetti who has made us taste refined atmospheres.” Giornale di Brescia
STILL REQUIES, work by composer Mauro Montalbetti, premiering at Triennale Teatro dell’Arte, is an homage/memory of the tragedy of the First World War. Through a unique secular Requiem, which unites poetic, political and sacred texts, the composer creates a dramaturgy rich of suggestions and tensions which derive from the deliberations of the imaginary protagonists of the tragic wartime experience (a poet, a soldier, a mother, a father). STILL REQUIES is interpreted by Mirko Guadagnini, AltreVoci Ensemble and Liederìadi Chorus, directed by Eddi De Nadai. Along with them will be Marco Baliani, one of the most popular Italian theatre actors of the last thirty years.
Mauro Montalbetti was born in Brescia (Italy) in 1969. He began studying composition in 1987 with Antonio Giacometti. He attended the “Giuseppe Verdi” Conservatory in Milan, where he studied with Irlando Danieli, Paolo Rimoldi. His meeting with Gerard Grisey, Marco Stroppa, Franco Donatoni, Magnus Lindberg and Luca Francesconi have been crucial in developing his vocation and talent. The composer’s career was established after the finalist session of Valentino Bucchi prize 1988 with his first composition for violin and cello Fahrt ins staublose. Montalbetti’s early recognition as one of the most promising Italian composers, subsequently won others awards including finalist at the Gaudeamus Prize 1999 and the First prize at the 2006 Johan Fux Opera Composition Prize Graz, with the Opera “Lies and sorrow”. Montalbetti has regularly been commissioned pieces by the Filarmonica della Scala, Biennale Musica Venice, Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Roma Europa Festival, Fondazione Teatro Grande Brescia, Sentieri Selvaggi ensemble, Fondazione I Teatri Reggio Emilia, Cantiere di Montepulciano, Stadttheater Klagenfurt, Sasha Waltz and Guest, Orchestra ICO Lecce, Filarmonica Romana, Orchestra Regionale Toscana, Orchestra Nazionale RAI, Real Filharmonia de Galicia, I Virtuosi Italiani, Xenia ensemble, Orchestra Pomeriggi Musicali, Netherland flute orchestra, Ex Novo ensemble, Ensemble Suono Giallo, Festival Playit!, Festival Aperto, International piano Festival Brescia-Bergamo, Teatro Due, Balletto Civile.
His opera Il sogno di una cosa has received great acclaimed after the nine performance in the theaters of Brescia, Reggio Emilia, Milan and is the first Italian contemporary opera transmitted several times by the Italian national television RAI 5.
His orchestral work Another’s hell has been commissioned and played by Orchestra Filarmonica della Scala in January 2014 conducted by Daniel Harding. In the year 2015 the great cellist Mario Brunello performed the première of the Adagio for Cello and Orchestra Foresta di Fiori and the Foundation I Teatri Reggio Emilia commissioned Corpi eretici opera dedicated to the personality of the poet Pier Paolo Pasolini. Starting from 2007 his works are published by RaiTrade (Rome). His catalogue includes pieces for orchestra, for ensemble and four operas. In February 2017 his composition Voce tra le voci was included in a new Sentieri Selvaggi CD for the label Deutsche Grammophon. Mauro Montalbetti was been composer in residence for I Teatri Foundation Reggio Emilia for the years 2015, 2016, 2017. Future projects for the 2018 include: a new Requiem, a cello piece for the soloist Enrico Dindo, a flute concerto for AltreVoci ensemble.
Marco Baliani is an actor, author and director. With the Kohlhaas show of 1989, through an original path of research, he gives life to the theatre of narration that marks the Italian theatre scene. An eclectic and complex figure of contemporary Italian theatre, he has experimented with choral dramaturgies, creating shows-events for many actors, such as Come gocce di una fiumana (As drops of a river) (IDI prize for directing), or Antigone delle città, a show of civil commitment to the Bologna massacre of 2 August, or directing projects such as I Porti del Mediterraneo with actors from different countries in the Mediterranean area. For cinema, he was directed by directors such as Francesca Archibugi, Roberto Andò, Saverio Costanzo, Cristina Comencini and Mario Martone. As a writer he has published novels, short stories and essays including I Ride on the Horse in a Chair (Titivillus editions) and for the State Body Rizzoli, Pinocchio Black, Good Love, In the Kingdom of Acilia, The Half of Sophia, and The Occasion. Among the most recent works, the direction and writing of the text for the show Decameron. Vices virtues passions and Playing with Orlando (also interpreter) with Stefano Accorsi. As an actor and author, together with Maria Maglietta, he realized the show Identità. In recent years he has signed as librettist author and director the contemporary operas Il sogno di una cosa and Corpi eretici, with music by Mauro Montalbetti. In 2015, on the centenary of the First World War, he was the protagonist of the show Trincea, for which he won the Enriquez Prize for best performance. In 2016 he is director and author, with Lella Costa, of the show Human, while in 2017 he directs Sette contro Theebe, performed at the Greek Theatre of Syracuse. Again in 2017, Laterza Editore published his latest book Ogni volta che si racconta una storia.
Thanks to the warm and versatile voice of Mirko Guadagnini, his repertoire ranges from baroque to Lieder, from Mozart to the authors of 20th and 21st Century. After winning the As.Li.Co competition in 1998, he made his operatic debut and since then his career has taken flight. He has sung under the baton of many renowned conductors, such as Riccardo Muti, Zubin Metha, Bruno Campanella, Roberto Abbado, M. Whun Chung, Donato Renzetti, Evelino Pidò, J. E. Gardiner, Marcello Viotti, Kasushi Ono, Daniele Rustioni, Claus Peter Flor. In his solo career he has performed in a number of major theatres, like Teatro alla Scala, Paris Châtelet, Narodni Divadlo in Prague, Teatro Regio di Torino, Cuvilliès in Munchen, Opéra de Lyon, Seoul Opera, Opéra de Montecarlo, La Fenice di Venezia, Amsterdam Concertgebouw, Comunale di Bologna, Verdi di Firenze, Comunale di Firenze, Grand Theâtre in Geneve, Comunale di Modena, Seattle Theatre, Opéra de Montpellier, Madrid Auditorio, Opera di Roma. He has appeared with many internationally recognized orchestras, such as the Orchestra del Teatro alla Scala, Radio France, Freiburger Orchester, Mozarteum Orchester, Accademia di Santa Cecilia, Orchestre Revolutionnaire et Romantique, Accademia Bizantina, L’Europa galante, Les Arts Florissants, La Venexiana, Orchestra della Toscana, Orchestra del Maggio Fiorentino, I Pomeriggi musicali, Orchestra della Valle d’Itria, La Verdi di Milano. In 2005, he made his debut at the Teatro alla Scala in the baroque repertoire as Rinaldo by Haendel conducted by Ottavio Dantone. Again in 2011, 2015 and 2016 he has been singing in Scala in Il ritorno di Ulisse in patria and L’Incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi under the baton of Rinaldo Alessandrini. In 2008, he has been the recipient of a Grammy Award, Choc du Monde and Amadeus Prize thanks to a version of Monteverdi’s Orfeo together with La Venexiana and Claudio Cavina, nominated best baroque opera cd of the year. Together with great maestros such as J. E. Gardiner, W. Christie, I. Bolton, R. Alessandrini, R. Jacobs, P. Neumann, O. Dantone, F. Biondi, F. Bernius, G. Antonini, E. Onofri e C. Cavina he has been studying the baroque repertoire in depth. Mirko Guadagnini is the only Italian tenor of the current generation who has sung, performed and recorded all three roles of Monteverdi’s triptych (Orfeo, Ulisse and Nerone) with important conductors such as William Christie, Claudio Cavina and Rinaldo Alessandrini. Alongside the baroque repertoire, he has also a profound knowledge of modern and contemporary works and authors. Among other works interpreted, in 2014 is the turn of B. Britten’s War Requiem with the Orchestra Verdi in Milan under the baton of conductor Zhang Xian. He is also the founder of both Festival Liederiadi, the only existing Italian season focused on Lieder repertoire, and Intende Voci Chorus. Since 2000, he has been performing the most renowned cycles in the lied tradition, such as Die Winterreise, Die schöne Müllerin, Die schöne Magelone and Dichterliebe, ranging from Britten to Mahler, Haydn and Beethoven. He made his debut as conductor in 2013 with the Petite Messe by Rossini. Since, he has intensified his conducting activity, giving a number of concerts both at Festival Liederiadi (Chabrier, Debussy, A. Ramirez, Stabat Mater by Pergolesi, Via Crucis by Liszt) and in other venues in Milano. In 2015, he has also conducted an opera transposition of Romancero Gitano by Castelnuovo-Tedesco, named Volver, and in March 2016 the opera Amadigi di Gaula by Handel at Piccolo Teatro Studio in Milano, then the Stabat Mater by Rossini and Requiem K626 by Mozart.
Liederìadi Chorus is a choir of female voices, is the fusion of female voices of Intende Voci Chorus, Ensemble Virgo Vox, Kore’s Ensemble that have made the vocal repertoire of the ‘900 object of study and vocal research.
AltreVoci Ensemble, a group born with the intent to explore the repertoire of the twentieth century and contemporary, has more than forty concerts in different Italian cities including Bologna, for the Bologna in Lettere, Spoleto, for Libri all’Orizzonte, Rome, for the Sounds of words, Brescia for the festival on the wings of the twentieth century, Modena, for the Festival of Philosophy.
The ensemble inaugurated its activity at the beginning of 2013 with MusicAmerica, a concert dedicated to the production of the second American twentieth century and, in the same season, in collaboration with Gioventù Musicale di Modena, has created and directed the exhibition SpazioQuindici, listening sessions with authors of the historic twentieth century and young emerging authors.
In May 2014 the ensemble presented a concert dedicated to the wind quintet at the Auditorium Spiramirabilis in Formigine (Mo), combining the great repertoire of Hindemith and Berio with the first performances of young Italian composers.
In 2015 AltreVoci Ensemble completed two important projects: in February, at the Teatro Rosetum in Milan, the opera Der Kaiser von Atlantis by Viktor Ullmann and in March a double concert dedicated to the eighty years of Arvo Pärt who brought back to Italy, several years after the first performance, the Passio Domini Nostri Jesu Christi secundum Joannem, the sacred masterpiece of the Estonian composer.
In 2016 the ensemble took part as an external group in a composition masterclass at the Agostino Steffani Conservatory in Castelfranco Veneto. During the same year the group took part in the Soundwaves Ethnofestival at the International Mugham Center in Baku (Azerbaijan) and, in November, performed in the evocative setting of the Valdese Temple in Milan, as part of the series Music at the Temple, retracing some stages of the contemporary and twentieth century repertoire for flute and piano.
In May 2017 AltreVoci performed at the Jabous cultural center in Jerusalem on the occasion of the collaboration with the Conservatory Edward Said, while in the autumn of the same year he was involved in the series Musica Fuori, a series of four concerts, mostly dedicated to living Italian authors, conceived and produced with Gioventù Musicale di Modena. The monographic concert Estranei Paesaggi dedicated to the music of Antonio Giacometti and presented in December 2017 by ass. Young associate performers from Brescia brings the ensemble to an important experience of collaboration with Fabrizio Meloni, first clarinet of the Teatro alla Scala and guitarist Giulio Tampalini.
In 2018 AltreVoci, at the conclusion of the series Musica Fuori, opened with the concert Nuovi canti, an exploration of the recent Italian chamber repertoire under the prestigious direction of Carlo Boccadoro.
Eddi De Nadai is a former Master Collaborator at the Teatro la Fenice in Venice, the Staatsoper in Hanover, Verdi in Trieste, Spoleto’s Experimental Lyric, Sociale in Trento. He graduated in piano and harpsichord at the Conservatory in Venice and studied Orchestra conducting with Romolo Gessi, Donato Renzetti, Lior Shambadal and Deyan Pavlov.
He was guest conductor at the Izmir Opera House and, from 2009 to 2013, first guest conductor at the Bolshoi Theater in Tashkent. He has an intense activity collaborating with prestigious orchestras (Orchestra of Padua and Veneto, City of Ferrara, Mitteleuropa Orchestra, Slovenian Radio and Television, Cordoba Symphony, Orpheus Kammerorchester Wien, Bacau Philharmonic, Kharkov Philharmonic, Kiev String’s Orchestra, Albanian Radio and Television, Belgrade and Ljubljana Opera, Astana Opera) and important soloists such as Bruno Canino, Rocco Filippini, Luciana D’Intino, Katia Ricciarelli, conducting a vast symphonic and operatic repertoire in Italy and abroad.
Recently he directed Nabucco and Aida at the Taormina Opera Stars, Madama Butterfly at the Puccini Festival in Torre del Lago, Britten’s The little sweep at the Teatro Verdi in Pisa and inaugurated Cividale’s MittelFest 2016 with the premiere of R. Miani’s Menocchio.
He is founder and artistic director of the Ensemble Musica Pura, which is dedicated to the instrumental literature of the twentieth century and of the project All’Opera, ragazzi! for the dissemination of the contemporary opera repertoire for children, now in its twelfth edition.
He has directed a vast operatic repertoire in Italy and abroad.
Collaborator of internationally renowned singers, he has held concerts for prestigious institutions and important festivals throughout Europe, Central Asia, Middle East, Argentina, Mexico, United States.
Since 1990 he has been the Artistic Director for the Music sector of the Centro Iniziative Culturali Pordenone.
He teaches at the Milan Conservatory.
composition, texts, dramaturgy, and translations curated by: Mauro Montalbetti
with: Marco Baliani (actor), Mirko Guadagnini (tenor), Liederìadi Chorus (female choir), AltreVoci Ensemble, Eddi De Nadai (Director)
texts from: Georg Trakl, Paul Eluard, Clemente Rébora, Camillo Sbarbaro, Eugenio Montale, Siegfried Sasson, Dino Campana, Alberto Caeiro, Paul Baum, Rudyard Kypling, Umberto Saba, Theo van Doesburg, Vladimir Vladimirovič Maiakovskij, Franz Werfel, Charles Sorley, Guillaume Apollinaire, Giuseppe Ungaretti, Anna Andreevna Achmatova, Wilfred Owen, Ernst Toller, Bertolt Brecht, Marco Baliani, Vladimir Il'ič Ul'janov
production: Festival Liederiadi
in partnership with: Festival Internazionale di Musica Sacra di Pordenone