(Alighieri, that is).
A Deconstructed Silent Opera
Music, Aria and narration from“Alla ricerca di Dante” © SIAE ℗ Aer Arts 2015
Written by Federico Bonetti Amendola, Francesca Varisco
Music by Federico Bonetti Amendola
Video by Francesca Varisco
Baritone Giuseppe Naviglio
AMC Symphony Orchestra conducted by Pierangelo Gelmini
Percussions Francesca Sgarbossa
Actor Paolo Spennato
ChaShaMa Gala, New York
In its original version, Alla ricerca di Dante (“Looking for Dante”) is a musical narration for actor, baritone and orchestra, telling the story of Dante Alighieri’s last night. It premiered at the celebrations for the 750th anniversary of the poet’s birth in Florence in 2015 and since then has been performed in Ravenna, Istanbul, Rome, Milan.
This video is a minimalist, deconstructed version of it. It needs your active participation to come to life.
Immerse yourself in the beautiful music and lyrics.
Imagine the poet in his room, on his last night. His life flashes before his eyes… Dante’s journey is our journey. His loves, so like ours. His fights, friends, delusions… our drama.
He’s just like us – one of us.
Thank you, and enjoy.
Federico Bonetti Amendola
We’re preparing a full stage version of Seeking Dante as Interactive Silent Opera.
If you wish to be informed, get in touch: firstname.lastname@example.org
You can listen to the music on the soundcloud channel of Federico Bonetti Amendola: https://soundcloud.com/bonetti_amendola