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In collaboration with VCO Azzurra Tv

Saturday August 30 2008, 8.00 p.m.
Stresa, congress hall

The concert begins at 8.00 p.m.


I. Stravinskij, The rake's progress

in semi-staged version with italian subtitles



Tom Rakewell        Andrew Kennedy

Anne                     Sally Matthews     

Nick Shadow         Simone Alberghini

Mother Goose        Annie Vavrille

Baba the Turk       Annie Vavrille

Trulove                 Carlo Lepore

Keeper                  Carlo Lepore

Sellem                   Lorenzo Carola

Ars Cantica Choir

Marco Berrini              choir master

Orchestra delle Settimane Musicali di Stresa
Gianandrea Noseda     conductor


projection by Lucrezia Le Moli

(p) Boosey & Hawkes, London - Universal Music Publishing Ricordi srl, Milano

He who wants too much doesn’t catch anything!
This common Italian proverb rich in popular wisdom is the synthesis, maybe a little oversimplified, of Stravinsky’s The rake’s progress. The uncontrollable urge of power, of richness, of success are the main themes that characterize this masterpiece, letting aside feelings such as love, respect or sharing. At the end of this journey there remains solitude, the awareness of failure in life and the consequent mental deterioration of the protagonist.
I am overwhelmed by the topical interest of this story; as all stories, it has a strong symbolical value. I contrast the logics of general indifference, of “all and now”, because I strongly believe in an attitude of astonishment in front of beauty, of reciprocity in an encounter and of joy in exchange. Is this an utopia?

Gianandrea Noseda

Read here the synopsis of The rake's progress

congressip.jpgThe Congress Hall, historical venue of the Festival, is situated in the heart of Stresa, few meters from thr railway station and from all the most important hotels and restaurants. 



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