© Marco Caselli Nirmal

Cantiere Malagola
Don Chisciotte ad ardere

opera in fieri 2023

concept and direction Marco Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari

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

music Leda commissioned by Ravenna Festival
Serena Abrami vocals/synth
Enrico Vitali guitars
Fabrizio Baioni and Paolo Baioni drumkit/impulses and metallic signals
Giorgio Baioni bass

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, Marcello Maggiori
technical direction Luca Pagliano, Alessandro Pippo Bonoli and Fagio

coproduction Teatro delle Albe/Ravenna Teatro, Ravenna Festival and Teatro Alighieri
with the contribution of MiC Progetti Speciali
media partner FILM TV

With a new three-year project, Ermanna Montanari and Marco Martinelli are launching their ‘Cantiere Malagola’: on the one hand, they are taking up the important legacy of their ‘Cantiere Dante’; on the other, they are cementing their close relationship with the Centre for Voice and Sound Research, founded and directed by Montanari herself with Enrico Pitozzi. They do this by reversing the terms of the narrative: moving from the enchanted castle to the inn, they highlight the wound, the doubt that Cervantes raises about the complex relationship between reality and dream, which leads us to question ourselves deeply, and to focus on dream and infinite desire. It is the first ‘gateway’ to a dreamlike, mysterious, individual journey—a vocal and aural journey reminiscent of the Eleusinian Mysteries.

Rest on Monday 10th July