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Caccia Lontana by Antonio Smareglia - UK premiere

Data:

20/08/2019


Caccia Lontana by Antonio Smareglia - UK premiere

Time Zone Theatre and the Italian Cultural Institute in London are delighted to announce the UK premiere of Antonio Smareglia’s Caccia Lontana at Opera in the City Festival .

The critically acclaimed production presented at Bridewell Theatre on 20, 21 and 22 August by Istrian National Theatre Pula and Croatian National Theatre in Varazdin, will give the UK audience the rare chance to rediscover this intriguing one-act chamber opera.

The story tells of the forbidden love between the young servant boy Fiordaliso and Madonna Bella, the Lady of the court. From gentle seduction to passionate union, the opera shows the development of their forbidden and idealistic form of love.

The evening will show the performance of Caccia Lontana (approx 40 minutes), followed by a documentary (approx 20 minutes) about Antonio Smareglia, created by Dražen Krešić and Julia Klier for Droolia UFO.

Performed in Italian with English surtitles.

Cast
Jelena Štefanić, soprano
Sofija Cingula, mezzo-soprano

Music
Antonio Smareglia

Libretto
Giovanni Pozza​​

Stage director: Ozren Prohić
Musical director: Stjepan Vuger
Set designer: Žorž Draušnik
Movement director: Zrinka Lukčec Kiko
Costume designer: Mirjana Zagorec
Lighting designer: Elvis Butković
Assistant costume designer: Mladen Jerneić Grof Erdödy

This production was first performed on 22 November 2018 at INT Pula, Croatia, followed by the CNT Varazdin premiere on 2 February 2019.


Lesser known composer Antonio Smareglia was born in Croatia and educated in Italy and Austria.
Because of the complex situation in Europe at that time - the formation of national states and, consequently, national musical styles - Smareglia was neither Italian, Austrian or Croatian enough to be recognized and promoted through political structures.
As his changing style often left contemporary audiences puzzled, his works, even when performed in large halls and conducted by great conductors (Metropolitan Opera, Arturo Toscanini, for example), were not always understood and he slowly fell out of the mainstream opera world. But Antonio Smareglia’s works have recently experienced a renaissance and have been performed at La Scala, La Fenice Venice, Prague, Dresden and The Metropolitan Opera.


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Informazioni

Data: Da Mar 20 Ago 2019 a Gio 22 Ago 2019

Orario: Dalle 19:30 alle 20:30

Organizzato da : Time Zone Theatre

In collaborazione con : INT Pula, CNT Varazdin, ICI London

Ingresso : A pagamento


Luogo:

Bridewell Theatre, 14 Bride Ln, Fleet St, London

3033