“Wednesdays with books on my mind” are back

“Wednesdays with books on my mind” are back
“Wednesdays with books on my mind” are back
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After a short break, the literary review with writers and poets from Piacenza resumes “Wednesdays with books for the head” proposed by the Fabbrica&Nuvole association in via Roma at 163 at 6 pm. In particular Simone Tansini, baritone, writer and editor, together with Nicola Genzianella, renowned cartoonist of Dampyr, present their illustrated book “The pact of the statues”, freely inspired by the Don Giovanni by Amedeo Mozart and Lorenzo Da Ponte. Work that the Austrian composer Wolfgang Amedeo Mozart calls a playful drama! Drama, therefore, as the ending defines it, when the other characters enter the scene and sing “This is the end of who hurts” while Don Giovanni, a dissolute and sinful libertine seducer, falls into Hell for all the evil done to the seduced and abandoned as well as to their husbands. But at the same time precisely a playful drama because it has a sentimental plot usually concluded by a happy ending, thus placing itself halfway between serious opera and comic opera. In this case, no conclusive happy ending, but throughout the opera the music almost seems like a divertissement, a cheerful and playful triumph that accompanies the amorous exploits of our Don Giovanni. Simone and Nicola, on the other hand, relive the deeds of our nobilhomo little inclined to ethics and common morals in the not exactly playful phase of remembrance, a phase experienced precisely after entering Hell but be careful: what will be the Hell reserved for our conqueror? Because the judgements, the assessments can be the most varied and do not necessarily coincide with the most common but we will talk about this precisely on Wednesday. Here is just an introductory note to the evening: apart from the traditional protagonists of the drama Zerlina, Anna, Elvira, how many women are seduced by Don Giovanni? The unruly but faithful servant Leporello reveals it in the first act of the opera addressing Donna Elvira: 640 in Italy, 231 in Germany, 100 in France, 91 in Turkey, 1003 in Spain. In total 2065 however not always to satisfy a sexual pleasure but only to deceive the victims and their husbands, ignoring the sighs and tears left behind. The work, it was said, concludes with the protagonist engulfed in flames on stage falling into Hell but are we sure that, for him, Hell was not life itself? A life devoted to substantial solitude due to the inability to build a lasting relationship with another person? It can be a thought, a thesis. Well, on Wednesday Simone and Nicola will explain their evaluation of the Hell that welcomed our seducer and that they have described in words and images with the book that they will present for the first time in Piacenza exclusively for Fabbrica&Nuvole, in via Roma to 163.

The article is in Italian

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