The extraordinary spaces of the Abbey of San Giovanni Evangelista in Parma, famous for the frescoes by Correggio and Parmigianino, host the special project of the Teatro Due Foundation for Parma Italian Capital of Culture 2020+21: the setting in stage form on 26 days and 28 June 2021 of the oratorio "Il Trionfo del Tempo e del Disinganno", music by Georg Friedrich Händel, with libretto by Benedetto Pamphilj.
M° Fabio Biondi, world-famous violinist and conductor, will conduct the Europa Galante Orchestra and an ensemble of exceptional soloists composed of Vivica Genaux, Francesca Lombardi Mazzulli, Francesco Marsiglia and Arianna Rinaldi with the theatrical direction of Walter Le Moli.
Cardinal Pamphilj, a highly cultivated Vatican Librarian, writes the poem following the most refined humanistic model of the contrast between Time and Beauty, which he combines Disillusionment and Pleasure, their consequent effects, developing the theological complexity of the subject with elegant mastery. The choice to dramatize the oratorio, traditionally only sung, allows the twenty-two-year-old composer to go beyond the purely recitative dimension in favor of the representative one and deliver us, with an innovative operation, the reinterpretation of a theme that has always haunted being human.
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