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Season 2023-24 / Educational

The Tale of Tristan and Isolde

Running time: 60 minutes

Teatro Massimo

Tickets from € 5,00

About

April 16 – 20 2024 | Main Stage, Teatro Massimo
by Venti Lucenti

inspired by Richard Wagner‘s Tristan und Isolde
Written and directed by Manu Lalli
Assistant Director Chiara Casalbuoni
Original music, arrangements and transcriptions Simone Piraino

Orchestra and Chorus of the Teatro Massimo
Chorus Master Salvatore Punturo

Conductor Michele De Luca / Daniele Malinverno
Voce dal mare Maria Cristina Napoli / Natasa Kátai
Narrators Pietro Massaro and Oriana Martucci

with pupils and teachers of the schools IC Rita Atria and IC Guglielmo Marconi

Duration: 1 hour

For audiences aged 6 to 12 | School reservations open on January 10th

Tickets

Students 5 €
Full price 12 €
Reduced price 10 €
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Programme

The plot

The legend of Tristan and Isolde, one of the most romantic stories of the Middle Ages, is very old: it tells the adventures of a knight and a princess who fall in love thanks to a magic elixir. Wagner composed the opera based on Goffredo di Strasburgo’s text and staged it in 1865. It is still considered one of the masterpieces of all time. The version that will be performed, while maintaining the essential dramaturgical and musical lines intact, is adapted in such a way as to exalt the magical and symbolic fairy-tale aspects of the story, which has at its centre important themes linked to the imaginary and ideal horizon of the world of chivalry, such as the search for love, the relationship between public morality and private morality, sin and fidelity.

Spoken parts of the performance are in Italian; a basic understanding of the language is adviced.

Performances from Tue to Fri are events for school groups. In case seats are available to the general audience, they will be on sale on the same day of performance at the box-office.

Sat performances are open to everyone.