Il Combattimento

Il Combattimento -- Romeo Castellucci (Photo Luca Del Pia)

From Il Combattimento, Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio/Romeo Castellucci & Ensemble Concerto/Roberto Gini. Music: Claudio Monteverdi and Scott Gibbons. Direction, scenography, costumes: Romeo Castellucci. Premiere: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Bruxelles, May 2000. Photo: Luca del Pia.

On Tuesday Nov. 21 at 5:30 in Williams Hall (543, Cherpack), Piersandra Di Matteo and Mauro Calcagno discuss the version of Claudio Monteverdi’s Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (text by Torquato Tasso) first presented at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Bruxelles in 2000 by today’s renown experimental theater and opera director Romeo Castellucci. For this event, Dr. Di Matteo, a longtime collaborator of Castellucci and currently one of the leading performance scholars and art curators in Italy, kindly created a video interview to the artist! In collaboration with the Music Department and the Cinema Studies Program, and with the invaluable help of: Peter Lešnik, Joseph (Giuseppe) Bruno-Chomin, and Črt Brajnik. The event is part of Penn’s celebrations for the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi’s birth.

Date: 21 November 2017
Time: 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Location: 543 Williams Hall, Cherpack Seminar Room