Colla in Mistelbach

On 25th October at the Figurentheaterfestival in Mistelbach (Austria), the Austrian premiere of a rather unusual version of Aida will be presented. Drawing inspiration from the subtlety and the dream-like aspect of shadow theatre, Alberto Colla has written a reduced version for chamber ensemble of Verdi’s masterpiece.
When Oct 25, 2008
from 09:50 AM to 09:50 AM
Where Mistelbach
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Aida di Alberto CollaOn 25th October at the Figurentheaterfestival in Mistelbach (Austria), the Austrian premiere of a rather unusual version of Aida will be presented. Drawing inspiration from the subtlety and the dream-like aspect of shadow theatre, Alberto Colla has written a reduced version for chamber ensemble of Verdi’s masterpiece: “Although containing material which has inspired some of the most spectacular staging in the world of opera, (Aida) also contains elements characterized just as markedly by restraint and intimacy, subtle moments of genuine reflection”, explains Colla. The dramatic structure remains unchanged, while instrumental interludes “are substituted for the grand choral passages and accompany the shadow puppets which, thanks to their immense evocative power, are able to engage the audience’s imagination with a drama that is solemn yet paradoxically both vibrant and ethereal”. From 9th  to 12th December  Aida will be on stage at the Teatro Piccolo Regio in Turin.