Festival delle Nazioni 2014
 I Vincitori del concorso europeo per giovani cantanti lirici del Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto "A.Belli"
Chiara Isotton, Chiara Tirotta, Marco Roncinai, Alee Roupen Avedissian, Biagio Pizzuti

Teatro dei Ricomposti

Friday 28 August ore 9 p.m.

San Giustino, Courtyard of Bufalini Castle

The “Joie de Vivre” in Europe, before the hell of the Great War

Written, directed and performed by Vincenzo Failla

Rosaria Fabiana Angotti soprano
Beatrice Mezzanotte mezzosoprano
Marco Rencinai tenor
Alec Roupen Avedissian baritone
Lorenzo Orlandi piano

Jacques Offenbach, Waltz from La Belle Hélène
Extract from God save the queen
Franz Lehár, “Tu che m’hai preso il cuor” from Das Land des Lächelns
Emmerich Kálmán, Aria by Principe Rajas from Die Bajadere
Franz Lehár, Aria by Vilja from Die lustige Witwe
Carlo Lombardo, “Spesso a cuori e picche” from Madama di Tebe
Emmerich Kálmán, “Spesso il cuore s’innamora” from Die Csárdásfürstin
Carlo Lombardo, “Frou-Frou del Tabarin” from La Duchessa del Bal Tabarin
Virgilio Ranzato, “O Cin Ci La” from Cin Ci La
Franz Lehár, “Tace il labbro” from Die lustige Witwe
Ralph Benatzky, “Occhioni blu” from Im weissen Rössl
Carlo Lombardo/Virgilio Ranzato, “Fox della luna” from Il paese dei campanelli / Vincent Youmans, “The per due” from No, No, Nanette
Paul Abraham, “Tangolita” from Ball im Savoy (Ballo al Savoy) / Alfredo Mazzucchi, L’innamorato pazzo
Ralph Benatzky, Valzer del Cavallino from Im weissen Rössl (Al Cavallino Bianco)
Emmerich Kálmán, “Ma senza donne” from Die Csárdásfürstin / Franz Lehár, “È scabroso” from Die lustige Witwe / Johann Strauss Jr., Wiener Blut

Produced by Teatro Lirico Sperimentale di Spoleto “A. Belli”


During the ‘Belle Époque’ everything seemed to be possible. It was a golden age, lasting less than thirty years, which encouraged art, the economy, social wellbeing and a dream of a new century of peace and development. This was the moment of the Universal Exhibition, the great Atlantic liners, the Olympics, the first skyscraper in Chicago and Henry Ford’s first assembly line; while in everyday life, the invention of razor blades and fountain pens, department stores, telephones and tramcars.
That atmosphere of enthusiasm has as its sound track the carefree sparkling gaiety of the operettas of Franz Lehar, Emmerich Kalman, Jacques Offenbach and Johann Strauss junior. We shall hear some of these, thanks to the voices of winners of the Song Contest of the Experimental Lyric theatre of Spoleto, which for over sixty years has launched some of today’s top singers on their international careers.