The Juniper Passion Review 3
But here ” every drama is not a fake .” Valerian Bottini has the major advantage that dreams do not keep them in the drawer. When you go grab them on the fly and , at the cost of fatigue, difficulties and risks , plasma making them concrete . To this came the wonderful company of The Juniper Passion , opera inspired by the Battle of Monte Cassino , after the evocative world premiere took place in the Roman Theatre in Cassino June 21 , and the replication of the 25 in the Aula Magna of the ” Sapienza ” University of Rome , has for now ended his tour on Wednesday 26 Italian with a great staged in Nemi , a stage , yes dream , made outside of the Museum of Roman Ships ( destroyed during the war) and with lake in the background .
Our loyal readers were able to follow and watch the birth , part of the route of achievement, and expectations related to the project . It must be said that the result , from the artistic point of view , has been , azzarderemmo , ‘ superrimo ‘ to every expectation . We knew the value of musician Michael F. Williams – over a year ago, he participated in the brilliant festival Music on Volcanic Lakes – now we have discovered the shocking depth of the book by John G. Davies who also directed the work. Dall’omaggio to his father , who fought at Monte Cassino , was born a work of great complexity that manages to blend imagination and reality, mysticism of Christian monasticism , Nazi militarism of Nietzschean mold , and green values and lyricism of New Zealand. The exchange between the old West (in particular Italy , more specifically the Cultural Association of Colle Ionci Valerian and booties ) and the new world but rooted New Zealand has produced a gem of great artistic value , as pointed out , that touches and strongly emphasizes universal themes : life and death, freedom and predestination , the sacrifice and the ‘ resurrection ‘ of feelings. History, with a piece of fantasy that reflects a lot of harsh reality , and that concerns the clash of battle symbolized the struggle between the monaco Carlo Bruno and the German officer to steal a precious image in the destruction of juniper wood of the Madonna, you can read exhaustively on the site the Juniper Passion fact. Here it is necessary to dwell on the work and on the various ‘ actors ‘ work and to bear witness to the event. The director has rightly decided to unify the three acts to not break the tension and with – passion created by the continuous interaction of music , singers, chorus and dancers . There is a constant counterpoint of voices and accompaniment , now hard time moving, scenes and characters from the talented dancers of Maori school , how to explain or double sense , tragic or tender of each bar. A perfect fusion between the various joints of the book – with quotations in Latin and Italian , Dante , Jeremiah, Nietzsche , alternating with passages of pure poetry – and the urgent and serious music , or in compliance with the melodious and soothing scenes where special effects are reasonably sized . The Abbey , where is the most tragic part , the war cemetery , where the widow and daughter visit the grave of fallen soldier accidentally in an attempt to quell the dispute between the officer and the Monaco , New Zealand monuments of war or green hills where the characters from young people fell in love in the shadow of another juniper, elements are always linked and present, so as to achieve a big picture of high value and emotional narrative . It is absolutely necessary to pay tribute to all the creators of this great success ( the audience was very warm in all representations ) by citing only the greater because of the vastness of the production. The choreographer Moss Patterson and his eight talented dancers ; John Parker , design; Wayne Laird , audio ; Michael Knapp , lights ; then the Orchestra of the Conservatory ” L.Refice ” in Frosinone directed by the talented Maestro Marco Attura and consists of: Loreto Gismondi and Cristian Cerelli , violins, Marco Palmigiani , purple, Donato Cedrone , cello, Alessandro Del Signore , bass, Erika Macalli , flute, Dario Bellardini , clarinet, Luigi Bartolini , trumpet, Daniele Di Stefano , trombone, Roberto Murra , piano, Luke Pelosi , organ, Fabrizio Bartolini , Thomas Campbell , Giampiero Carlini , percussion ; then the singers , all of international experience , beautiful diction and by extension , the latter is not a very valuable present : Alessandro Luciano , tenor, Stephanie Acraman , soprano Lilia Carpinelli , soprano Julia Booth, soprano, James Ioelu , bass-baritone Joe Beckwith , baritone , David Griffiths , baritone , Amitai Pati , tenor . Musical supervision of Maestro Antonio D’ Anto . Of course, a huge tribute to John Davies and Michael Williams for the lifeblood of words and music. Christine Hamp also great for the translation of the libretto and collaboration director . A special mention for the sculptor Giuseppe Cherubini and the willingness to give one of his works to ‘ impersonate ‘ the Madonna of Juniper . The Juniper Passion is now waiting for other stops outside Italy. We are sure you will come back soon , full of glory , to revisit the land that inspired and accompanied the first flight.