Bad Dante Bad English Bad Opera

Poster panorama

Bad Dante Bad English Bad Opera

by Spreafico Eckly (NO/UK)

I dag klokka 20:00 +1 til








Music: Matteo Fargion
Text and directions: Andrea Spreafico
Performers: Francesca Fargion, Matteo Fargion, Robert M. Johanson & Martha MacBean
Choreography in Canto V: Timothy Bartlett & Miranda Mac Letten
Choreography in Canto VI: Mirte Bogaert & Karen Eide Bøen
Light design: Randiane Sandboe
Costumes: Miranda Mac Letten
Producer: Spreafico Eckly, Art & About
Co-produced by: Rosendal Teater, BIT Teatergarasjen, Festspillene i Bergen & Carte Blanche
Supportet by: Kulturrådet, Bergen Kommune, Fond For Lyd og Bilde & Fritt Ord
Thanks to: Fulvia Missiroli, Luca Cortesi, Caroline Eckly, Peter Meanwell, WRAP, Eugenio Baroncelli and Giacomo Fargion for their suggestions, help and support during the creation of this work.
+ Show all

Spreafico Eckly is back in town, and this time they have translated part of Dante's Purgatory into an anti-academic and down-to-earth broken English.

Staged as a chamber opera, this performance presents a completely new way of hearing Dante, 700 years after The Divine Comedy was completed. The text is sung by four performers accompanied by a string trio.

Bad Dante Bad English Bad Opera - Purgatorio I - IX centres the action around the first nine canti of Dante's Purgatory and presents a refreshing and lively story. Fargion's lyrical music maintains Dante's rhythmic structure and draws on the English experimental music tradition with its wit and quirkiness. The work is smart and light and provides the perfect counterpoint to the heavier Dante texts, as an exploration of imperfection, tolerance and confusion, perfectly suited to the world in 2021.

Language: English

Presented by Rosendal Teater