1-3 FEB 2019
Full ticket: 22 euros
Reduced ticket (under 30/over 65/ groups): 16 euros
Student ticket: 11 euros
Friday 7 pm
Saturday 8 pm
Sunday 4 pm Running time 60'
Triennale Teatro dell'Arte
”Don’t miss it!” Corriere della Sera
Romeo Castellucci, known all over the world for creating performances that transcend the boundaries of theater, is one of this season’s most significant personalities, third artist of the section dedicated to the Grand Masters. In Schwanengesang D744 (Swan Song, a title borrowed from Schubert’s Lied), music assumes a central role in the performance, interpreted by pianist Alain Franco and by the extraordinary singer Kerstin Avemo and co-produced by Festival d’Avignon and Opera La Monnaie/De Munt of Brussels.
“While I was sitting in the dark in the obsolete cave of a theater – writes the director – listening to the music of Schubert, a question was born: how is it possible that this singing woman has experienced what I have not? And yet – yes – I am certain that I did it, at some point. How does she know my intimacy more profoundly than I do?”.
Romeo Castellucci (Cesena, 1960) is a director and set, lighting and costume designer, renowned all over the world for his theatre based on the totality of the arts, aimed at creating a comprehensive perception of the artwork. He has authored several theoretical essays on the art of directing. His theatre develops a dramaturgy which overturns the supremacy of the written text, thus transforming dramatic actions into complex art forms. His works are populated by extremely rich images and communicate through expressive codes as accessible as music, sculpture, panting or architecture. In 2005 he was appointed Director of the Venice Biennale’s Theatre section; he was awarded the title of Chevalier dans l’ordre des Arts et des Lettres and was appointed “artiste associé” by the artistic management of the 2008 Festival d’Avignon. In 2013 he was presented with the Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion for lifetime achievement; the Festival d’Automne in Paris, by presenting three of his works as part of the “Biennale Portrait” series in 2014 and 2015, has confirmed him once and for all as one of the greatest artists of our time. His company, Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio, founded in 1981, is considered as one of the world’s leading theatre groups for its radical aesthetic principles and the human depth of its creations.
idea and direction: Romeo Castellucci
music: Franz Schubert
interference: Scott Gibbons
artistic collaboration: Silvia Costa
dramaturgy: Christian Longchamp
with: Kerstin Avemo (soprano) and Alain Franco (pianist)
costumes: Laura Dondoli and Sofia Vannini
production: Benedetta Briglia
organization and communication: Gilda Biasini, Giulia Colla
administration: Michela Medri, Elisa Bruno, Simona Barducci, Massimiliano Coli
produced by: Socìetas
co-produced by: Festival d’Avignon, La Monnaie/De Munt (Brussels)photo © Yuriy Chichkov