Lucia Ronchetti • Ensemble InterContemporain soloists
Le Avventure di Pinocchio
Thursday 22nd and Friday 23rd - 7 pm
Saturday 24th - 3 + 6 pm
Sunday 25th - 12 + 4 pm
Lucia Ronchetti returns to the REf with the presentation of a show for adults and children. Together with the soloists of the Ensemble InterContemporain, the composer – one of the most esteemed in Italy and Europe – reinterprets The Adventures of Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi and gives life to a musical theatre performance in which five solo instruments embody the different characters of the famous story.
Inspired by the Italian street theatre and Stravisnkij’s Historie du Soldat, Ronchetti rewrites his Pinocchio as light and fundamental form in a chamber work. Staged in different spaces (in this case, the Octagon Aula of the Baths of Diocletian), the show allows children to come close to the characters and spontaneously interact with the musicians.
Thus, the transformative journey of Pinocchio, firstly a wooden puppet and then a real child, becomes a musical journey that renders the Italian soundscapes of Collodi’s sci-fi dramaturgy his own while generating kaleidoscopic events full of suspense and danger.
Instrumental play for soprano en travest and soloists instrumentalists (2015)
Text from Le avventure di Pinocchio di Carlo Collodi
Co-production Ensemble InterContemporain, Opera de Rouen Soprano Juliette Allen Ensemble InterContemporain director Matthieu Roy Characters: Pinocchio (an the Fairy with Turquoise Hair) soprano en travesti The Cat (and The Crow) horn The Fox (and The Howl, Medoro, The Serpent) violin Mister Geppetto (and The Talking Cricket, The Dolphin) cello Mangiafuoco (and Candlewick, The Green Fisherman) double bass The Terrible Dogfish (and The Puppets, The Snail, The Pigeon) percussions