Musicals and Operas

LA DIVINA COMMEDIA
(THE DIVINE COMEDY)
YEAR: 2007
PUBLISHER: Nova Ars
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THEME: OPERA 

The Opera "(subtitled" The man that seeks Love "), is the spectacular music event created by Maestro Marco Frisina and produced by Ars Nova Music Art and Culture on the masterpiece of Dante Alighieri, the most famous work of Italian literature. It was staged for the first time in music, all in Italian, with songs ranging from highly suggestive Gregorian chants to blues and rock. The music and voices are able to engage the public, to speak directly to the heart of man, just as he intended to do, the "poet" of Florence.

IN HOC SIGNO (WITH THIS SIGN)
YEAR: 2013
PUBLISHER: Nova Ars
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THEME: OPERA 

Emperor Constantine is a complex and multifaceted character, protagonist of one of the most important historical moments in world history. The Roman Empire is now beginning to underestimate decline while other forces are pressing from everywhere in the periphery of the empire, threatening its unity and power. Christianity, despite more than three centuries of violent and bloody persecution, has now penetrated into all parts of the empire with its exuberant and fresh strength, with the originality of its thought and above all, with the energy of witnessing martyrs. The persecutions strengthened them and now the "new religion of Christ" represents a new hope, capable of giving vital life to a civilized emptiness from within.

IL MIRACOLO DI MARCELLINO (THE MIRACLE OF MARCELLINO)
YEAR: 2009
PUBLISHER: Paoline Editoriale Audiovisivi
BUY: iTunes (US)

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THEME: MUSICAL

The CD contains the songs from the musical The Miracle of Marcellino, inspired by the book "Marcelino pan y vino" by Jose Maria Sanchez-Silva, which later became a famous film. With music by Marco Frisina, performed by the orchestra symphonic "Academy of Italian Opera" and lyrics by Paolo Galli, this show tells the story of a child whose mother seriously ill, is forced to abandon him in swaddling clothes, in front of the door of a convent. The friars collect and breed with care and love. Marcellino, growing up, feel the need of a friend, and finds him in a crucifix abandoned in the attic of the convent. Between the child and the effigy of the Redeemer is established a tender friendship: Jesus hears every day the little pains and desires of the child until ... to fulfill his greatest wish, to see his mother.

CATALINA
YEAR: 2016
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THEME: OPERA 

The history of the show begins at the time of the civil war between Silla and Mario. Catilina is a young noble officer who militates among the ranks of Silla (champion of the aristocratic faction). Silla wins the last battle, takes possession of Rome and takes revenge on all the political enemies left in circulation. Catilina is his most trusted and ruthless executor (he is a soldier to say the least restless: cut the head of his brother-in-law, raping a vestal, he gives himself packs of all kinds). From this moment on there is a historiographical hole of 15 years, of which we know nothing, except that Silla retires, Rome returns to be a Republic and Catilina has a fulminating political career. The show resumes 15 years later, when he runs for the consulate. His political adversaries fear him and they do it by inventing a complaint. He re-runs two more times, but his opponents put him off by electoral fraud. So Catilina, after having honestly tried the legal route, tries the illegal one and organizes the famous "conspiracy". In the meantime, Cicero has become a consul. Of humble provincial origins, he makes a career thanks to his oratory skills and his Christian Democrat ways. Foots the "conspiracy" thanks to a tip. Some conspirators are sentenced to death. Catiline in the meantime is with his army in Tuscany. He could escape, but he does not. He decides to give battle to the consular army. His army is less numerous, badly armed, tired. He could still decide to escape, but again he does not. Instead he decides to get off his horse and fight on foot, at the same level as his men. He fights bravely and bravely dies.

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