May 11, 2010
Teatro Massimo's "Bianco Rosso e Verdi" wins the Premio Abbiati

The Italian National Association of Music Critics has given its price to the new production of "Bianco Rosso e Verdi" by Francesco Micheli that was performed in autumn 2009 at the Teatro Massimo, Palemo.

The "Franco Abbiati" award has been assigned in consideration of the complex and ambitious project for musical education that has been put into place for this show.
The active participation of young students, together with a plot that entwines the birth of Italy as a nation with the life and art of Giuseppe Verdi are the reason for this prestigious award.

For further information please see the full press release (in Italian)

http://criticimusicali.org

October 31 - November 26, 27, 28 - December 1, 2 2009

BIANCO ROSSO E VERDI
written by Francesco Micheli
Conductor Frank Villard
Director Francesco Micheli
Music arranged by Giovanni D'Aquila
Scenes and costumes Designer Federica Parolini
Lighting Designer Bruno Ciulli
Cast
Sopranos Elena Candia and Simona Guaiana
Tenors Angelo Villari and Vincenzo Bonomo
Baritones Federico Longhi
Actors Pietro Massaro, Francesca Ciocchetti and
Maria Pilar Perez Aspa

A new production of the Teatro Massimo

Teatro Massimo Orchestra, Chorus and Ballet
Chorus Master Andrea Faidutti
Youth Chorus Master Salvatore Punturo