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FESTIVAL DELLA VALLE D'ITRIA - Opening of the Festival “Il borghese gentiluomo”



FESTIVAL DELLA VALLE D'ITRIA - Opening of the Festival “Il borghese gentiluomo”

Tuesday, July 14th, 2020 – 9 pm (Italia time)
Courtyard of the Palazzo Ducale - Martina Franca

Concert/Show available in live-streaming on Estate All'Italiana Festival

Il borghese gentiluomo by Richard Satrauss

Stage music by Richard Strauss for the dance comedy by Molière developed by Hugo von Hofmannsthal (version of 1917)
New rhythmic version in Italian of Quirino Principe with Valeria Zaurino, with three speeches by Stefano Massini

The two works we propose in this revisited version for the 46th edition of the Festival della Valle d’Itria – Il borghese gentiluomo, and Arianna a Nasso – are the outcomes of Strauss’ collaboration with poet and playwright Hugo von Hofmannsthal.
Their debut dates to 1912, in Stuttgart’s Court Theatre, directed by Max Reinhardt with his theatre company, and conducted by the composer himself. They were presented as a unitary project, with the original combination of the subject taken from the comédie-ballet Le bourgeois gentilhomme – with words by Molière and music by Jean-Baptiste Lully – and the myth of Ariadne. These themes are, on a temporal level, very far apart, and this made it possible for the two authors to create the successful connections which brought about Der Rosenkavalier.
the audience’s reaction towards this work was tepid, and the two pieces were “separated” and revised, thus creating two new successful works. To Ariadne auf Naxoswas added a prologue, and Der Bürger als Edelmann was turned into an orchestra suite (op. 60, 1919).

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Date: Tuesday, July 14, 2020

Time: At 9:00 pm

Entrance : Free