Don Giovanni, concerts and conversations via Facebook live: The digital offer of Theatro São Pedro
A double program by Pulcinella and Arlecchino, La clemenza di Tito and concerts by the titular Orchestra are part of the available digital programming of Theatro Sao Pedro, which will be available for the duration the health contingency. More shows will be added weekly.
Theatro São Pedro joins the broadcasts and will share operas and complete concerts performed by the Orquestra do Theatro São Pedro.
June 26, 5 pm: Facebook Live Concert with Rosana Lamosa, Leonardo Neiva, Cláudio Cruz and Mauro Wrona.
June 26, 6 pm: Don Giovanni, production of Theatro São Pedro released in October 2017.
Tuesday June 23, 6 pm: # FalandoDeÓpera – Facebook Live by Ricardo Appezzato with Luisa Francesconi (mezzo-soprano).
Thursday, June 25, 6:00 pm: #TalksTheatroSãoPedro presented by Paulo Zuben, Artistic and pedagogical Director of Santa Marcelina Cultura, with Leandro Carvalho (Principal Conductor and Artistic Director of the Symphony Orchestra of Mato Grosso)
Pulcinella, by Stravinsky, and Arlecchino, by Busoni.
L’italiana in Algeri, by Rossini
La Clemenza di Tito, by Mozart
Ritos de Perpassagem, contemporayy opera by Flo Menezes
O peru de Natal or Christmas turkey by Leonardo Martinelli.
Concert Smetana, Dvorák and Mahler by the Orquestra do Theatro São Pedro.
Schumann, or The Loves of the Poet.
PULCINELLA AND ARLECCHINO
In this double program, which opened the 2017 season of Theatro São Pedro, the Theatro São Pedro Orchestra presented the ballet Pulcinella, by Stravinsky, and the opera Arlecchino, by Busoni. With the musical direction of Ira Levin and the stage direction of William Pereira, the program was attended by São Paulo Companhia de Dança (artistic direction of Inês Bogéa) and featured soloists Vinicius Atique, Denise de Freitas, Giovanni Tristacci, Rodolfo Giugliani , Pepes do Valle and Johnny França.
L’ITALINA IN ALGERI
L’italiana in Algeri, by Gioachino Rossini, performed at the Theatro São Pedro in August 2019, with the Theatro São Pedro Orchestra. Composed in two acts and with a script by Angelo Anelli, the play tells the story of a beautiful prisoner kidnapped by terrible Berbers (peoples of North Africa), but who remains calm, because she knows that with her attractive beauty she can do what she wants. want with it. they. The traditional plot of the opera is reversed: this time, the woman is the heroine who frees the lover from slavery.
Who directed the edition was the duo formed by the Italian conductor Valentina Peleggi, who directed the São Pedro Theater Orchestra, and the Brazilian stage director Lívia Sabag.
To face this challenge, a cast formed by mezzo-soprano Ana Lucia Benedetti (Isabella), lover and savior of Lindoro, played by tenor Anibal Mancini. He is an Italian slave to Mustapha, the bey of Algiers, represented by the English bassist Stephen Bronk. His partner will be soprano Ludmilla Bauerfeldt, like his wife Elvira. Baritones Douglas Hann and Rodolfo Giugliani assume, respectively, Taddeo, Isabella’s elderly suitor, and Captain Haly, of the bei’s corsairs. The opera was shown between August 2 and 11, 2019.
LA CLEMENZA DI TITO
La Clemenza di Tito, by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791), staged by Theatro São Pedro, in April and May 2019.
With the musical direction of the German conductor Felix Krieger and the conception, staged e lighting by Caetano Vilela, the montage proposes a reconstruction of Roman antiquity portrayed in Mozart’s opera.
Located in Rome in 79 AD, the opera tells the story of Vitellia, who conspires against Emperor Titus Vespasian (39-81) after being ignored as his wife. The plot, full of intrigues and twists and turns, is guided by the emperor’s virtuosity, capable of understanding and forgiving the worst acts.
One of the last works written by the composer, La Clemenza di Tito, was first presented on September 6, 1791, just three months before Mozart’s death, on December 5 of that year.
RITOS DE PERPASSAGEM, contemporayy opera by Flo Menezes
Defined by the composer as a “NeutrinOpera in two Trans-Acts”, the work – written for a narrator, 7 solo voices, choir, 8 percussionists, orchestra and electronics – revolves around Pythagoreanism, Rites of Passage and Neutrinos.
Crisscrossing episodes from the beginning and end of Pythagoreanism – events in the lives of Pythagoras (570a.C.-495a.C.) and Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) – the work challenges operatic linear narrativity and addresses historical, physical aspects – mathematicians, musicals, philosophers and politicians of Pythagoreanism, placing it as perhaps the most influential school of thought in history, amid a careful mosaic of texts ranging from Anaxágoras to Roland Barthes, from Pitágoras to Augusto de Campos.
The production had musical direction by Brazilian conductor Ricardo Bologna, and scenic direction by Marcelo Gama, Brazilian director living in Germany. Tiça Camargo, in visagismo, Mirella Brandi, in lighting (assisted by Muep Etmo), and Flo Menezes, in electronics, also participated.
The show featured Neue Vocalsolisten, a German ensemble specialized in contemporary music, as a solo vocal group; the baritone Marcelo Ferreira as narrator; and the participation of PIAP (Percussion Group of the Institute of Arts at Unesp), Studio PANaroma (electroacoustic music studio at Unesp) and the Contemporary Choir of Campinas.
L’ÉTOILE, BY EMMANUEL CHABRIER
L’Étoile, by Emmanuel Chabrier, presented in October 2019 at Theatro São Pedro. With a cast formed by the Opera Academy, the production was directed by maestro André dos Santos, who directed the Jovem Theater Orchestra, and by Walter Neiva in stage direction. The production also featured set design by Roberto Casal de Rey, lighting by Nicolas Caratori, and costume design by Emília Reily.
L’Étoile is a comic opera by Emmanuel Chabrier (1841-1894), which premiered in Paris in 1877 and tells the story of the cruel King Ouf, who, to celebrate his birthday, sacrifices a person every year. The victim chosen for the occasion is Lazuli, a poor young perfume salesman. But at the time of the execution, the royal astrologer Siroco warns that the victim was born under the same star as the king, and if he dies, both will have the same fate. To complicate the story, Lazuli falls in love with Lauola, Ouf’s girlfriend, and is reciprocated, leading the events to a series of hilarious twists and turns.
O PERU DE NATAL, BY LEONARDO MARTINELLI
O Peru de Natal, by Leonardo Martinelli, had its world premiere at Theatro São Pedro, in December 2019. Based on a short story by Mário Andrade and with libretto by Jorge Coli, the title was a co-production between Santa Marcelina Cultura, Cia Ópera São Paulo and Dinâmica Produções.
In São Paulo in 1917, in the middle of the first world war, Raul, his mother Maria Luísa and his aunt Tidinha, lived the doldrums of mourning for their father, who died a few months ago. The family, wrecked in grief and sadness, still lives under the vibrations of the deceased, who was not given to joy, padded in the mediocre, methodical and conservative. With the arrival of Christmas, young Raul interrupts family mourning and announces that he wants to eat turkey for supper. The idea cheers up mother Maria Luísa, and scandalizes Aunt Tidinha, for whom there is no reason to party. Taken by great affection for his “two mothers”, the young man stomps his foot and is in charge of all the preparations. At the time of the banquet, there are the figures of the two deceased – the father and the turkey – who are fighting for the moral of the story.
With the Opera Academy and the Theatro São Pedro Youth Orchestra, the production was directed by Mauro Wrona, and musical direction by Miguel Campos Neto. The production team completed the set designer Giorgia Masetani, the costume designer Laura Françoso, and the illuminator Kuka Batista. In the cast, Pedro Côrtes played Raul; Tati Helene, mother Maria Luísa; Daiane Scales, Aunt Tidinha; and Tatiane Reis, Rose, Raul’s lover. The cast completed Eduardo Gutiérrez as the father, and Arthur Medeiros as the turkey.
SMETANA, DVORÁK AND MAHLET CONCERT BY ORCHESTRA THEATRO SAO PEDRO
A presentation recorded in 2019, Theatro São Pedro Orchestra presents the Esencia program, which reflects on the human search for its origins and destinations.
Under the direction of the German conductor who lives in Brazil, Stefan Geiger, artistic director of the Paraná Philharmonic Orchestra, the Orchestra performs an opening of Smetana, Dvorák’s Biblical Songs and Mahler’s Symphony No. 4, famous for the song Vida Heavenly, which describes the visions of a new child in heaven. Two soloists participate in the program, the baritone Vinicius Atique and the soprano Lina Mendes.
KÁTIA KABANOVÁ, LEOS JANÁCEK
Kátia Kabanová, took the stage at the Theatro São Pedro in August 2018. Considered Janácek’s masterpiece, the opera premiered in the city of Brno on November 23. since 1921 and tells the story of the young independent Kátia, oppressed by the hypocritical conventions of the middle class personified by her sordid mother-in-law. With a libretto by the composer himself, the three-act opera is based on the work The Tempest by the Russian writer and playwright Aleksandr Ostrovsky, translated into Czech by Vincenc Červinka, and was inspired by the great love of the composer, Kamila Stösslová, a married woman . and about forty years younger.
Orquestra do Theatro São Pedro
Ira Levin: musical direction
André Heller-Lopes: conception, stage direction
Renato Theobaldo: scenery
Fábio Retti: lighting
Gabriella Pace | Katěrina (Kátia) Kabanová | soprano
Eric Herrero | Boris Grigorjevič | tenor
Luisa Francesconi | Varvara mezzo-soprano
Juremir Vieira | Tichon Ivanyč Kabanov | tenor
Claudia Riccitelli | Marfa Ignatěvna Kabanová (Kabanicha) | contralto
Giovanni Tristacci | Váňa Kudrjáš | tenor
Savio Sperandio | Savjol Prokofjevič Dikoj | low
Vinícius Atique | Kuligin | baritone
Tati Helene | Glaša | soprano
Fernanda Nagashima | Fekluša | mezzo-soprano