Prize for Education
NO BORDERS (LA ROMANZIERA DELL'UOMO NERO) - DONIZETTI VOCAL & DRAMA LABORATORY © CC0 license creative commons i
The title of the project represents the will to break the barriers between genres and skills, between voice and interpretation, between roles that divide directors and actors using a Donizetti work that focuses on the theme of the indivisibility between imagination and reality and the construction of "another self" who in too many cases nowadays, assumes the features of danger. The aim is to prepare young international students to be actors and authors of their presence on stage as well as singers.
The consideration from which we start is that today there is no educational path that levels the awareness and use of the physical part to the vocal preparation that instead is featured in numerous master classes, not least the multi-year one from which this project takes its start. Additionally, nobody seems to really care for the formation of the singers by placing at the same level the use of the body to that of the voice, nor to prepare them to make a directorial (and dramaturgical) contribution to the show.
The occasion, donizettian of course, is represented by the incomplete work of Gaetano Donizetti, "The novel woman and the black man". Commissioned by the Teatro del Fondo of Naples, specialized in farces, that is to say compositions in which the sung numbers alternate spoken dialogues, La romanziera is rarely performed precisely because the dialogues have been lost.
The rewriting of these dialogues will be at the center of two phases of teaching: one in the form of a participatory workshop dedicated to high school students and the other at the center of teaching for those enrolled in the project who will be playwrights of their own to introduce then the various musical numbers.
ARTISTIC DIRECTOR - Francesco Micheli CONDUCTOR - Riccardo Frizza TRAINING COACH - Nahuel di Pierro MUSICIAN - Orchestra Accademia Teatro Alla Scala EDUCATION DIRECTOR - Mattia Fabris EDUCATION SPECIALIST - PromoScuola MUSIC TEACHER - Accademia Teatro Alla Scala VOCAL COACH - Carmela Remigio DRAMATURG - Lella Costa