Cantiere Malagola
Don Chisciotte ad ardere
opera in fieri 2024

concept, dramaturgy and direction Ermanna Montanari and Marco Martinelli

on stage Ermanna Montanari, Marco Martinelli, Alessandro Argnani, Roberto Magnani, Laura Redaelli and the citizens of the Public Call

music Leda
commissioned by Ravenna Festival

sound design Marco Olivieri
stage design Ludovica Diomedi, Elisa Gelmi, Matilde Grossi
live drawing Stefano Ricci
costume design Federica Famà, Flavia Ruggeri
lighting design Luca Pagliano
technical direction Luca Pagliano, Alessandro Pippo Bonoli e Fagio

coproductionTeatro delle Albe/Ravenna Teatro, Ravenna Festival e Teatro Alighieri
in collaboration with Direzione Regionale Musei Emilia-Romagna

The second part of Don Quixote begins with a procession of “wanderers” fleeing from the burning of books that closed the first part, last year.
Two magicians, Hermanita and Marcus, together with the wanderers and the masks of Don Quixote, Dulcinea and Sancho, arrive at a castle in ruins and enter it with a choir of young people: they pass through a corridor echoing with rumbling sounds, and reach a meadow. There, the magicians and masks will stage the central event of this second part: the “Slave in Algiers”, a central novella in Cervantes’ polyphonic novel.
In this new chapter, Montanari and Martinelli once again highlight the doubts and injuries that Cervantes confronts us with in the complex relationship between reality and dream.