Rubrica di Simona Curatola
Happy 2013 to all our readers! As usual, we point out the best international events of the period, remembering that from next March it will be possible to sign a membership card (only 5 euro per year!) with which you have discounts and free passes in many theatres of Milan, Rome and Tuscany. In addition, our members will always be up to date on all the initiatives, events and performances on stage.
And now, let’s start with the dates: in Milan, a show not to be missed is Illusion Corners by the Meredith4et feat. Achille Succi, Enrico Intra and many other guests (art director Ivan Bert; director Alberto Oliva), on stage at Teatro Parenti on February 11. The show is a combination of jazz notes and prose in favour of Alyn Hospital in Jerusalem, pediatric hospital and rehabilitation centre for children of all backgrounds, religions and ethnicities.
A sparkling start of 2013 for Teatro alla Scala with the new production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Falstaff, staged from January 15 to February 12 under the conduction of Daniel Harding (director Robert Carsen).
For the prose, at Sala Shakespeare of Elfo Puccini we signal Romeo and Juliet, in the version made by Ferdinando Bruni (from January 29 to February 24). Moreover, Qui e ora (Here and now) with Valerio Mastandrea is on stage at Teatro Parenti from January 23 to February 3, while on February 27 Filippo Timi will revisit in a very personal way the character of Don Giovanni. Finally, on February 12 at Teatro della Cooperativa makes its national debut Thomas Bernhard’s Ritter, Dene, Voss (direction by Renato Sarti).
In Rome, Teatro Vascello offers until January 20 Vitaliano Trevisan’s Wordstar (s), a text that, telling the last hours of Samuel Beckett – no claim of historicism but rather giving great scope to the imagination – actually want to think about writing and language (on stage Ugo Pagliai with Paola di Meglio, Alessandro Albertin and Paola Gassman). Teatro Argot Studio presents Jean Paul Sartre’s Behind closed doors, reflecting on the isolated condition of the individual, through the rough roads of the thought of one of the major figures of European existentialism (on stage from February 5 to 10).
Moving to Turin, Duda Paiva Company with Bastard! is on stage on January 25 and 26 at TPE – Fondazione Teatro Piemonte Europa, while at Carignano we signal Bertolt Brecht’s The resistible rise of Arturo Ui with Umberto Orsini (from January 29 to February 10) and from February 12 to 24 Tennessee Williams A Streetcar named desire, with the translation of Masolino D’Amico and the direction of Antonio Latella (also on stage in Prato at Teatro Metastasio from February 7 to 10).
For art and photography, in Milan during the Fashion Week (from January 13 to 20) will be held at Biblioteca della Moda Pep Marchegiani’s FuckShion System. We also suggest the exhibition Photographers in Milan, that will be inaugurated on January 24 at the Belvedere Gallery. In Rome, the great Titian exhibition at the Scuderie del Quirinale, while in Verona se signal From Botticelli to Matisse: faces and figures, at Palazzo della Gran Guardia (February 2nd – April 1st). At Maxxi in Rome is on stage Le Corbusier’s love for Italy (up to February 17) and at PalaExpò photographs in black and white of the brilliant and romantic Robert Doisneau are exposed until February 10. Finally, at MAGA in Gallarate continues the double exhibition dedicated to Omar Galliani and Alessandro Busci.