The Teatro di Napoli-Teatro Nazionale directed by Roberto Andò, presents the new and sixth edition of its summer season POMPEII THEATRUM MUNDI, created with the Archaeological Park of Pompeii directed by Gabriel Zuchtriegel, in collaboration with the Campania Teatro Festival directed by Ruggero Cappuccio .
The new edition of the event will start on June 16, presenting at the Teatro Grande of the Archaeological Park of Pompeii until July 16 four shows signed by important directors and artists from the national and international scene, each one repeated on two nights, always beginning with 9:00 p.m., when the magic of the afternoon descends on the place and envelops it in an atmosphere of rare and incomparable beauty.
It kicks off on Friday June 16 with the world premiere of CLITENNESTRA directed by Roberto Andò, which the director was based on the 2017 novel by Irish writer Colm Toíbín, The House of Names, starring Isabella Ragonese in the role of Clytemnestra.
It is the story of a mother who makes the desire for revenge the only painful motive in her life. A production of the Naples Theater – National Theater, Campania Festival Foundation. The show will be repeated on Saturday June 17 again at 9:00 p.m.
On Friday June 23 with repetition on Saturday 24, it is BLOOD WEDDING, by Federico García Lorca with the adaptation and direction of the maestro Lluís Pasqual and the protagonist Lina Sastri. The Spanish director reinterprets the masterpiece of the Andalusian poet, accentuating his poetic side, abandoning all naturalism and conceives the show as a cross between prose, dance and song, qualities typical of an extraordinary actress like Lina Sastri.
The production is from the Theater of Naples – National Theater, Permanent Theater of Catania, Permanent Theater of Turin – National Theater, Biondo Palermo Theater.
On the third Saturday, July 1, with a repeat on Sunday the 2nd, MEDEA by Euripides in the translation by Massimo Fusillo and directed by Federico Tiezzi, with Laura Marinoni in the role of Medea. After Iphigenia in Aulis in 2015, director Federico Tiezzi now faces Euripides’ Medea, a controversial character from mythology, a passionate and invincible woman who expresses the darkest, submerged and hidden sides of the human personality. A production of INDA – National Institute of Ancient Theater. Full cast and poster credits on the attached sheet.
The final show of the review will be – on Saturday, July 15 at 9:00 p.m., with repetition on Sunday the 16th – ULYSSES, THE LAST ODYSSEY…, by Homer in the translation by Giuliano Peparini and Francesco Morosi with Giuseppe Sartori. Directed by Giuliano Peparini.
An epic story in which -through an unprecedented fusion of prose, music, opera, dance, performance, scenic painting and play of lights that updates the Greek intuition at the base of what many centuries later would be called “total theater “- Homer tells Ulysses the twelve most significant stages of his Odyssey. The artistic DNA of the director Giuliano Peparini, his reputation, originality and success remain the key to this original creation. On stage, the music of the folk-rock inspired group Reuben and the Dark, contemporary dance and theater dialogue fluidly, remaining at the service of Homer’s original classical text, performed by the actors of the Compagnia Inda.
A production of INDA – National Institute of Ancient Theater.
Confirming the happy collaboration between the National Theater of Naples and the Archaeological Park of Pompeii, the program of the second edition of the Dream of Flying project is also included, aimed at involving children and schools in the area and establishing a concrete link with heritage cultural belonging, through art and theater. The three-year project, entrusted to the care and direction of director Marco Martinelli, dedicated to the Greek playwright Aristophanes, after last year’s staging by Uccelli, proposes for the second edition the staging of Acarnesi Stop the War! rewriting of the Aristophanes comedy, which will be performed next Saturday, May 27 and Sunday, May 28 at the Teatro Grande, starring 120 students/actors from the Vesuvius schools, directed by Marco Martinelli, music by Ambrogio Sparagna and lighting design by Vincent Longuemare.
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