A coffin, two actors and the works of Leopardi (Italian national poet and philosopher). A performance in black and white that reflects the grotesque and the profound sides of life. An elegant, tragic-comic and crazy Leopardi .... necessary in these dark times.
The texts of Leopardi are put on stage in their complete form.
When they (the humans) not only persuaded themselves that the rest of the world didn't have any other business than to serve them, they also considered that everything, except for the human race, was a bagatelle."
Entering a fantastic world where these dialogues come to life: Dialogue between Fashion and Death, Dialogue between an Elf and a Gnome, Dialogue between a Seller of almanacs and a Passer-by, the Infinite.
A NEW PRODUCTION 2018
Prèmiere at Teatro Kismet Opera/Teatri di Bari in Bari February 2018.
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If are used subtitles (in English) the theatre has to provide the technical equipment for the subtitles.
Pasquale Bellini, Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno, February 2018
"They, Saba Salvemini and Annika Strøhm, manage (and well I dare say!) to render Leopardis thought "our contemporary" as well as cheerfully desperate." Pasquale Bellini – Gazzetta del Mezzogiorno (Bari)
By Giacomo Leopardi
Directed and interpreteted
By Saba Salvemini and Annika Strøhm
A special thanks goes to Arianna Gambaccini, Explorer, Fatti d'Arte, Franco Colamorea, Giovanni Pascazio, MAT di Terlizzi, Matteo Salvemini, Michelangelo Volpe, Michele Stella, Nicola Ranieri, Umberto Lopez, Zerottanta...