SOLLIMA Giovanni

(Palermo, 1962)

Caravaggio per sopranista, violoncello ed electronics
01h 00' 00" Ballets

balletto in 1 atto di Matteo Levaggi
1ª Genova Teatro Gustavo Modena, 34° Festival Internazionale del Balletto 20-7-2004

Commissioned by the Ballet Theater of Turin, the work takes off from essential musical fragments reproduced in several paintings by Caravaggio. It serves as a musical and visual ballet commentary on the violent and contested existence of the great Italian painter. For this work Sollima called on the craftsman Walter Angiatosi to reconstruct a tenor violin, a rare instrument present in the artist's paintings. It was premiered at the Festival Internazionale del Balletto in Genoa. The principle themes of the work are featured on the CD Works published by Sony.

Composed in: 2004

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