MASCAGNI

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Date(s) - 07/12/2020
9:00 pm


He was applauded last September at the first edition of the “Mascagni Festival” and arrives on the stage of the Goldoni Theater on Monday 7 December at 9 pm with a new streaming on demand “Mascagni”, the theatrical monologue by Alessandro Brucioni and Michele Crestacci, with Michele Crestacci; Massimo Signorini accordion.

The appointment, on the occasion of the anniversary of the birth of the composer from Livorno, will be visible for free on the YouTube channel of the Goldoni Theater, on livu.it and on the italiafestival.tv platform (the show will be available on demand after live streaming).

Co-produced with mo-wan teatro, directed by Alessandro Brucioni, “Mascagni” is a storytelling show.

An actor and an accordionist tell the personal and artistic story of Pietro Mascagni with a comic and dramatic style, returning the complex portrait of a man made famous all over the world for his compositions. In thinking about his figure, the authors focused on the reconstruction of the social and cultural world of the time: the advent of fascism, colonial wars, artistic rivalry, the desire for affirmation and recognition of his artistic value, his stormy sentimental events. Mascagni is certainly the interlude in the sound imaginary of those who will tell the character from this perspective, where the notes narrate the dramatic human story with boundless and poignant melodic dimension.

“Mascagni still tells a lot about us and about Livorno in the last century – explain the authors – As with all mo-wan theater shows on historical and famous characters of Livorno, the cut chosen is the trespassing between the past and the present, the continuity and differences, the discovery of underground cultural, social and customs connections. Finding in ourselves the characters of the characters, and making sure that they are able to tell us as contemporary men and to tell about themselves in their intimate and human world as well as historical and cultural. We are like mediums. In contact with the story of the character, we force closed rooms, enter the damp cellars, hoist ourselves on the glass of their windows to see and recognize their artistic flights ”.

Mascagni is a singular monologue, which begins its journey from a historical / musical research. It embraces the places of the time that was with an in-depth study on Peter’s experience. From his birth in Piazza delle Erbe – in Livorno – until his death, in the Eternal City. In between there is a whirlwind of stories, characters, indelible moments. The brackish that bites the docks of the port of Livorno at the end of the nineteenth century and the life of Pietro, made up of courage, stubbornness, determination and a rocky character, remain on him – like a perfume that is hard to unstuck from the skin.

The dramaturgy of this work merges with the main characteristic of its interpreter, Michele Crestacci: to always be true, damn true. The pièce becomes pressing hyperbole aimed at the caption where the actor, through text and interpretation, stubbornly digs moments, characters and feelings, which now become a hot hemorrhage of sounds in Labronian slang, now a curious and pulsating tale. Mascagni is a red wine to be tasted several times, with notes of ships lulled by the port, travels, ramshackle carts, newsboys wandering around deserted streets, underlined by compositional genius, talent and success. It’s love.

Michele Crestacci

Michele Crestacci works in the films La prima cosa bella by Paolo Virzì and in Short Skin by Duccio Chiarini. In 2015 he collaborates as author for the last show by Paolo Migone “Italia di m … are”.

He works as an actor in La vedova scaltra, by C. Goldoni, directed by Emanuele Barresi. He is the leading actor in the show Il Grigio by Giorgio Gaber directed by Riccardo Valeriani, produced by SOS spectacle, he is an actor in the Gabbiano by Anton Cechov, in the role of Trigorin, directed by Ilaria Di Luca, produced by CAG. He is the leading actor in the rewriting show of The Threepenny Opera by B. Brecht, J.J Peachum, directed by Alessandro Brucioni, produced by the Goldoni Theater Foundation. In 2009 he began a personal research path on narration he is author (with Alessandro Brucioni) and actor of Modigliani, production of mo-wan teatro, Armunia, Caproni, production of Ciampi City of Livorno Prize, Picchi, production of mo-wan teatro, Sull’Oceano , mo-wan teatro and Armunia production. In 2015, with the show Sull’Oceano, he won the L’Italia dei Visionari 2015 – Rimini competition. In 2018 he is an actor in the show Estragone and Vladimiro, production of mowan teatro and Kanterstrasse in collaboration with the Nuovo Teatro delle Comedie.

In 2019 he made his debut with his latest work Felice, directed by Alessandro Brucioni.

Massimo Signorini

He graduated in accordion from the Luigi Cherubini State Conservatory of Music in Florence with full marks, honors and honorable mention. He specializes in concert repertoire with I. Battiston, S. Di Gesualdo, S. Hussong, T. Anzellotti, R. Galliano, H. Noth, J. Macerollo, FS Paz, M. Grossi, M. Gianmarco, G. Trovesi , A. Tacchi, S. Zenni and MA Barcos. He is very active as a solo accordionist, ranging from a repertoire for orchestra (DD Shostakovic, N. Rota, K. Weill, G. Grisey, G. Mahler, M. Tutino, A. Piazzolla, R. Galliano etc … ) to the transcriptions and adaptations of ancient, baroque and romantic music (G. Frescobaldi, C. Merulo, F. Couperin, JS Bach, D. Scarlatti, GF Haendel, D. Cimarosa etc …) to the contemporary repertoire of original literature for accordion (L. Berio, F. Bettinelli, F. Donatoni, GG Luporini, S. Gubaidulina, S. di Gesualdo, U. Rojko, I. Fedele, S. Sciarrino, A. Solbiati etc …) up to world-music, jazz and film music (A. Piazzolla, L. Fancelli, R. Galliano, N. Rota, E. Morricone, C. Corea, A. Ibrahim, K. Barron, etc …) obtaining a diploma of laura in Jazz at the ISSM Pietro Mascagni of Livorno. He wins the first prize at the International Music Competition of Stresa (Vb), of Macerata Feltria (Mc) and of Castelfidardo (An). He collaborates as a soloist and first part, with the Rai Symphony Orchestra of Turin, the Tuscany Regional Orchestra, the Orchestra of the Accademia di Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Orchestra of the Tuscan Lyric Laboratory, the Orchestra of Festival Pucciniano, the ContemporArtEnsemble etc … under the direction of the conductors: H. Shore, B. Furrer, J. Webb, A. Fisher, F. Piersanti, B. De Franceschi, V. Ceccanti etc … and performing in theaters and national and international auditoriums such as the Rai A. Toscanini Auditorium in Turin, the Auditorium Parco della Musica Santa Cecilia in Rome, the Verdi Theater in Florence, the Society of Concerts in Milan, the Festival of Contemporary Music The 5 Days of Milan , the Teatro La Scala in Buenos Aires in Argentina, the Folk Music Theater in Struer in Denmark, the Concert Hall in Trossingen in Germany, the Sala dei Cinquecento in Palazzo Vecchio in Florence, the Avignon Festival in France, the Versiliana Festival , the Summer Festival Fiesolana, etc …) He has been collaborating for over twenty years with the Lombardi-Tiezzi Stable Theater Company and with film and fictional music authors of the caliber of H. Shore, N. Piovani, F. Piersanti and with the actors and singers F Paolantoni, D. Riondino, S. Lombardi, S. Cristicchi and with the directors M. Luzi, F. Tiezzi, C. Virzì, A. Calenda, and A. Pizzech. With the specialist degree in Cinema Theater and multimedia production at the Faculty of Letters of the University of Pisa and a second level master in Public and Political Communication he founded the Experimental Center on the accordion and the Accademia degli Avvalorati Association of Livorno, enhancing musical traditions and artists of the City of Livorno. In 2011 an entire episode of Qui Comincia on Radio 3 was dedicated to Massimo Signorini for the presentation of his book Accordion and Interpretation – An introduction and fifty interviews published by Felici Editore. He teaches accordion at the Domenico Cimarosa State Conservatory of Music in Avellino (2013). He publishes nonfiction, didactic and musical compositions material for publishing houses: Ut Orpheus of Bologna, Sillabe of Livorno, Il Campano of Pisa.