On 12th September (additional performance on 13th September), world premiere at the Ravello Festival, Auditorium Oscar Niemeyer, for Giorgio Battistelli’s Sconcerto, a music theatre work, for actor and orchestra on a text by Franco Marcoaldi. The Teatro San Carlo di Napoli Orchestra will be conducted by Marco Lena. On the stage: an orchestra conductor (played by Toni Servillo) who, racked by inner torments, seeks (while he is conducting) to give some sort of order to his conflicting thoughts. While the conductor’s feelings, moods and emotions follow on from one another in succession, the music, as if it were a second character, fills the stage, accompanying the words or challenging them or denying them.
In the days and months following its debut in Ravello, the work, produced by Teatri Uniti, Fondazione Teatro San Carlo, Fondazione Festival Ravello and Fondazione Musica per Roma in collaboration with MITO SettembreMusica/Piccolo Teatro di Milano, will be performed in various other cities: in Rome on 14th, 15th and 16th September (Auditorium Parco della Musica), in Milan on 19th September at the MITO Festival (Piccolo Teatro Strehler) and finally in Naples in February 2011 (Teatro Mercadante).