Commissioned by the Sagra Malatestiana in Rimini, Muta Imago is back on stage with the complete version of the Canti Guerrieri cycle, the first part of the Eighth Book of Madrigals by Monteverdi.
The Roman company has decided to respect every note and every comma of the original score in order to restore its extraordinary contemporary relevance and its breath-taking rhetoric permeated with the joy and the primal, carnal, visceral and war-like violence of love. On the stage, which is set like a battlefield, Muta Imago will be performing together with three Italian dance celebrities (Anna Maria Ajmone, Sara Leghissa and choreographer Michele Di Stefano from MK Company) as well as Ensemble Arte Musica.
This open space becomes the ground for preparing for war or love, as well as the place where polyphony becomes musical theatre. This is where the theatre where the final drama of the Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda will be staged will be materially and visually constructed. Lastly, video projections make the dancers’ bodies into authentic landscapes of tension and desire.
Concept Muta Imago Direction Claudia Sorace Dramaturgy Riccardo Fazi Technical direction, Video Maria Elena Fusacchia Assistant director Chiara Caimmi With Annamaria Ajmone, Sara Leghissa featuring Isabella Giuliani, Giulio Segato, Cecilia Torossi, Guntram Wildpanner Musical ensemble Ensemble Arte Musica Conductor, Harpsichord Francesco Cera Soprano Lucia Franzina Mezzo-soprano Maria Chiara Gallo Tenor Riccardo Pisani, Andres Montilla Acurero Bass Walter Testolin Violin Prisca Amori, Gabriele Politi Viola Pietro Meldolesi Cello Andrea Lattarulo Tiorba, Guitar Francesco Tomasi Solos for the Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda: Text Riccardo Pisani Clorinda Lucia Franzina Tancredi Andres Montilla Acurero Musical consultant Alessandro Taverna Dramaturgy collaboration Ilaria Mancia Organisation Martina Merico Costume Fiamma Benvignati Lights Gianni Staropoli Conversations on imaginery Michele Di Stefano Production Sagra Musicale Malatestiana Residence Festival di Santarcangelo Support MiBACT