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Luigi Ceccarelli


Purgatorio [2019]

public call for Dante Alighieri's "Divine Comedy"

music by Luigi Ceccarelli
with the collaboration of Giacomo Piermatti, Vincenzo Core, Simone Marzocchi
and the students of the Conservatory of Music of Latina

PURGATORIO (Purgatory)

public call for Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy”
artistic direction Marco Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari

Luigi Ceccarelli
in collaboration with Giacomo Piermatti (double bass), Vincenzo Core (guitar and electronics),
with Valerio Cugini, Giovanni Tancredi, Andrea Veneri, Luca Giacobbe, Riccardo Zelinotti, students of the Electronic Music School and of the Percussion School of the Ottorino Respighi Conservatory of Music in Latina
and with the participation of Simone Marzocchi

stage space and costumes
students of the Brera Academy of Fine Arts in Milan – School of Scenography and Costume
coordinated by Edoardo Sanchi and Paola Giorgi.

On stage in Matera
Ermanna Montanari, Marco Martinelli, Alessandro Argnani, Roberto Magnani, Laura Redaelli, Alessandro Renda, Nadia Casamassima, Alessandra Crocco, Alessandro Miele, Salvatore Tringali and the citizens of the Public Call

On stage in Ravenna
Ermanna Montanari, Marco Martinelli, Alessandro Argnani, Luigi Dadina, Matteo Gatta, Roberto Magnani, Mirella Mastronardi, Marco Montanari, Gianni Plazzi, Massimiliano Rassu, Laura Redaelli, Alessandro Renda, and the citizens of the Public Call

sound direction: Marco Olivieri
lighting design: Fabio Sajiz
technical direction: Enrico Isola, Fagio
organizational management: Silvia Pagliano

co-production Matera Basilicata 2019 and Ravenna Festival / Teatro Alighieri, In collaboration with Teatro delle Albe / Ravenna Teatro
in collaboration with the “Ottorino Respighi” State Conservatory of Music of Latina and the Brera Academy of Fine Arts


Matera, Chapel of Santa Maria in Costantinopoli and former Le Monacelle convent
17 May – 2 June at 8pm (closed on Mondays)
Matera 2019 – European Capital of Culture

Ravenna, Dante’s Tomb and Rasi Theater, 8 pm
from 25 June to 14 July (closed on Mondays)
Ravenna Festival

This Purgatory is part of a larger project called Cantiere Dante. It started in Ravenna with Inferno, which in 2017 involved over a thousand citizens of Ravenna and many people who came from various Italian and foreign cities. 2021, the year of Dante’s seventeenth-century anniversary, will also be the final year of this “ongoing project” that crosses the streets of Italian cities and beyond (Paradise is in fact planned both in Ravenna and in Romania, in Timisoara).

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