Opera at the Arsenale

Lirica all'Arsenale
Lirica all'Arsenale
Cineclub Arsenale
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Great opera music arrives at the Arsenale.
The new cultural project of the Cineclub Arsenale of Pisa with opera concerts with the most beautiful arias by Pietro Mascagni, Giacomo Puccini, Giuseppe Verdi and other names in the history of music.

Go to the cinema to enjoy the opera live. The great pages of opera at the Cineclub Arsenale in Pisa will be performed live by sopranos, tenors and baritones, accompanied by the piano, for the new Opera festival at the Arsenale. Every Thursday at 6pm, starting on May 9, the Sammartino cinema space will be transformed into an opera hall ready to welcome Puccini’s masterpieces, as a tribute to the composer on the centenary of his death, Mascagni, Verdi and other names in the history of music. In bill arias from Tosca, La bohème, Gianni Schicchi, Cavalleria rusticana, Turandot, La traviata and other works.

The project was born from an idea of the Arsenale and is realized in collaboration with Confcommercio Provincia di Pisa, Federalberghi Pisa, Comune di Pisa and Fondazione Cerratelli. The concerts will always end with an aperitif in the company of artists. On stage will perform sopranos Brunella Carrari and Gloria Biondi, tenor Alessandro Poletti, baritone Marco Gasperini and pianists Gabriele Bonci and Gilberto Rossetti.

In the Sammartino room we will hear unforgettable arias such as E lucevan le stelle, taken from Tosca, considered the most dramatic and full of twists and turns by Puccini. In this famous romance Mario Cavaradossi is now ready to die and begins to write one last love letter to Tosca, but can not end it invaded by memories of sweet moments spent with his beloved. Then Mi chiamano Mimì, from La bohème by Giacomo Puccini, in which the protagonist tells Rodolfo about herself; her soul is kind, loving the little things, the beauty of nature, the simplicity of life. Among the pieces on the program also the Intermezzo di Cavalleria rusticana by Pietro Mascagni, one of the most popular opera, sweet and intense melody, also used in cinema as a soundtrack in the film The Godfather - Part III, or in Toro scatenato by Martin Sesscore. Closing with the most famous toast of Libiamo ne' lieti calici da La Traviata, by Giuseppe Verdi: during a party at Violetta’s house Alfredo knows the woman for the first time; the dances and the carefree evening lead the two to a toast in which Violetta celebrates joy, the pleasures of life and the lightness of love.

Thursday, May 9, for the first evening of the Opera at the Arsenale, we will hear the soprano Brunella Carrari and the tenor Alessandro Poletti, accompanied by the pianist Gilberto Rossetti. Brunella Carrari has been the permanent soprano of the choir of La Fenice Theatre in Venice since 2003. She has collaborated with Baroque vocal and instrumental groups, performing in Italy and abroad, has been the protagonist of works and has recorded unpublished compositions of Maestro Ennio Morricone. Alessandro Poletti has participated as tenor in many operas in Tuscany and since October 2000 he has been part of the chorus of the Verdi theatres of Pisa, Giglio of Lucca, Goldoni of Livorno, Carlo Felice of Genoa and the Gran Teatro of Torre del Lago.

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Ticket price (Purchase at the Cineclub Arsenale ticket office)

Full price: 18 euros; residents: 15 euros; students: 9 euros.

INFO:  050.502640  arsenale@arsenalecinema.com