Location: Piazza Santa CroceAddress Piazza Santa Croce , Firenze
Date: Monday 07 June 2021
THEATER STORY BY ALDO CAZZULLO PRODUCED BY CORVINO PRODUCTIONS WITH THE EXTRAORDINARY PARTICIPATION OF PIERO PELÙ IN THE "ROCK" READINGS OF THE DIVINE COMEDY
From Monday 7 June the tour of "A Riveder Le Stelle" by Aldo Cazzullo starts from Piazza Santa Croce in Florence with the readings "ROCK" of the Divine Comedy by Piero Pelù. The project is co-promoted by the Municipality of Florence and the Opera di Santa Croce with the organizational collaboration of the Puccini Theater. The direction is by Angelo Generali while the production is by Corvino Produzioni
The square of Santa Croce in Florence is the symbolic place that hosts A riveder le stelle, the great tale of Dante's Italy, presented by Aldo Cazzullo with the extraordinary participation of Piero Pelù. A start-up step that the Municipality of Florence and the Opera di Santa Croce have chosen to support as part of the initiatives for Dante's year, starting from a close institutional collaboration that looks to the protection and enhancement of a unique place of memory which lives in the present through the use of contemporary artistic forms and languages.
Dante is the poet who invented Italy. He didn't just give us a language: he gave us above all an idea of ourselves and of our country. "A RIVEDER LE STELLE", taken from "A riveder le stelle, Dante the poet who invented Italy" by A. Cazzullo (Mondadori 2020), a great publishing success with 250,000 copies sold, aims to be a theatrical story about the greatest poet of the history of humanity, Dante, and on his most famous work. A story, that of Aldo Cazzullo, which will have two guides just like the Divine Comedy: a narrator - interpreted by Cazzullo himself - accompanied by the “ROCK” readings of Piero Pelù's Divine Comedy.
"In recent months, a very close link has been developed between the Administration and the Opera di Santa Croce in the name of a union of intentions aimed at enhancing the monumental complex within the city setting - declares the councilor for culture of the Municipality of Florence Tommaso Sacchi - and this show is part of this common path that aims at greater visibility, knowledge and usability of the asset. We are sure that the event that debuts in Santa Croce will be able to revive Dante and his works thanks to the story of Aldo Cazzullo and the musicality of Piero Pelù. From Florence the tour will continue revealing a piece of the work and life of our most illustrious fellow citizen in all of Italy and adding a new piece to the celebrations for the 700th anniversary of his death ».
In Santa Croce everything speaks of Dante: the statue of the poet in the churchyard, the memorial inside the basilica, the countless works of art that take us back to the Florence of the time of Alighieri. "Dante is a teacher of life for contemporary man and Santa Croce is a special place where memory is carefully preserved to speak to the present - underlines the president of the Opera di Santa Croce, Irene Sanesi - we recognize ourselves in the project of
Aldo Cazzullo precisely because he combines art, poetry and history with contemporaneity, to meet, in the name of Dante, the women and men of the Third Millennium. This initiative also wants to be a positive signal for Florence, it is a testimony of the proximity pact that sees Santa Croce committed with the whole city in a common project for the restart ».
Aldo Cazzullo has reconstructed Dante's journey into Hell word for word and has chosen - in this which is also a journey among the countless beauties of Italy - the most famous encounters, with frequent forays into history and current events. Dante is, in fact, strict with his compatriots: he denounces corrupt politicians, simoniacal Popes, thieving bankers, usurers and all those who put private interest before the public one. But, at the same time, it exalts our humanity and our ability to resist and be reborn after misfortunes, wars, epidemics.
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He joined La Stampa as a trainee in 1988.  In 1998 he moved to Rome. In 2003, after fifteen years in La Stampa, he moved to Corriere della Sera where he was a special correspondent and columnist. He recounted the main Italian and international events of the last 25 years, in particular the elections of Chirac, Erdogan, Bush, Abu Mazen, Netanyahu, Sarkozy, Obama, Cameron, Hollande, Trump, Macron, Sanchez, Johnson, in addition to the referendums on Europe, from the French one on Maastricht (1992) to Brexit. He has followed five editions of the Olympic Games (Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016) and five World Cups, including the Azzurri's victory in Germany in 2006. He interviewed Bill Gates, Steven Spielberg, Keith Richards, Jacques Le Goff, Don De Lillo, Mario Vargas Llosa, Daniel Day Lewis, Gérad Depardieu, Nigel Farage, Marine Le Pen and Rafael Nadal as well as the protagonists of Italian public life. He has dedicated over twenty books to Italian history and identity, both in a critical key - such as Outlet Italia (2007), L'Italia de noantri (2009) - and in defense of the history and potential of our country. Long live Italy! (2010), Stop Crying! (2013), May my blood serve (2015), Put away that cell phone (2017), written with the children, all have exceeded one hundred thousand copies; The war of our grandparents the two hundred thousand. Since 10 January 2017, he has been the head of the Corriere della Sera letter column, succeeding Sergio Romano . On 19 September 2018 I swear I will not be hungry anymore. Italy of Reconstruction, published by Mondadori. In 2020 he publishes “A riveder le stelle. Dante, the poet who invented Italy ”, a great editorial success destined to become a theatrical show staged with the singer Piero Pelù starting from June 2021.
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Composer, author, producer, rock performer and actor, co-founder of the legendary Litfiba, he has released 20 studio albums and 7 live albums, selling over 7 million copies. He has collaborated in studio and on stage with artists such as Teresa De Sio, Gianna Nannini, Pavarotti, Mina, Ligabue, Jovanotti, Anggun, PFM, Bennato, the Afterhours, Andrea Appino (Zen Circus), Greta Thunberg and Erri de Luca. He studied political science, music, theater, mime and cinema. He has published two autobiographies Perfect Defective (Mondadori 2000) and Identikit di un rebelle (Rizzoli 2014) and the novel “Spacca L'infinito” (Giunti, 2021).
Born in Bologna in 1964, he graduated in scenography from the Academy of Fine Arts. He is co-founder, in 1977, of the company “Rosaspina. A theater ”, for which he takes care of the direction of the shows and the staging. With Corvino Produzioni he has made numerous productions, including Io non taccio by Stefano Massini with Don Andrea Gallo, Caravaggio by Vittorio Sgarbi, The economy explained with the Beatles and Trump Blues by Federico Rampini. scene and video installations of the theatrical works of Corrado Augias, performances represented in the main Italian theaters and festivals and in important European institutions.
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