La sete di Cristo
Script by Nicoló Minato. Music by Bernardo Pasquini
Scenic concert with barroque instruments
The pain of Mary for her child is pain in her body. Jesus is sacrificed, like many other children were, are and will be as well.
Showing the rite to inspire compassion again and again. Jesus is thirsty, but what of?
Representing the pain of Mary, accompanying the sacrificed, the one who suffers, the one who denies.
Being them all. Racked mothers, children who die, witnesses are silenced. We still thirst.
The spectacle of La sete di Cristo is formulated as a dramatised concert. Which is a stripped musical stage show,
great scenographic displays, and focused on acting in the body, saying the text and space highlighting the dramatic use
of space from the movements of the performers and light design.
This concert is a unique scenic highlight of the concert typical setting incorporating some disruptions to transform
it into an absolute play. Although the setting is displayed, when interpreted, when entering a ritual,
fiction takes the body on the run. It makes them believe. So they say, so it sounds, for as their bodies are expressed.
In “La sete di Cristo”, the composer Bernardo Pasquini described the last moments of Jesus crucified,
and his mother Maryweeping at his feet along with John, Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus.
The work is composed as an oratorio, in which recitatives and arias are interspersed shortly,
achieving a fluid speech in which different characters experience events and express their emotions.
The narration is in the present tense, which gives the work a special power. On the basis of the basso continuo,
strings alternate with solo voices imitating the melodic lines, as the text is uttered, thus strengthening
the affections of the characters.
Selene Lara, soprano (Mary)
Carlos Ullán, tenor (Joseph of Arimathea)
Facundo Echeverría tenor (John)
Juan Pablo Labourdette, bajo (Nicodemus)
Marcelo Dutto (organ)
Manuel de Olaso (clavichord)
Alicia Morán (violinist)
Inna Bykova (violinist)
Antje Lindemann (viola)
Guido Wardak (cello)
Anderson Lima (laúd and guitar)
Photography: Alejandro Held
Lightning design: Fabricio Ballarati.
Scenic direction assistant:Paula Pérez Ghiglia
Musical assistant: Marcelo Dutto
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