Ferretti, Geleng, Burchiellaro alongside the filmmaker from the set with Donati up to the birth of Venusia
TEATRO IN RIVOLUZIONE
Mozart on four wheels
by Leo de Bernardis
In the summer of 2020, the summer of the pandemic, of masks and social distancing, a lorry full of thespians has roamed among
the squares of Liguria: 9.25 metres long by 2.35 metres wide, which once opened – thanks to a complex hydraulic system – developed a stage 15 meters wide and 8.5 meters deep and equally high, capable of accommodating complex stage mechanisms. It is here, on the TIR, the Theatre in Revolution of the National Theatre of Genoa in collaboration with the Teatro Carlo Felice Foundation, that Davide Livermore and his actors staged Bastien and Bastienne, a singspiel written by a twelve-year-old Mozart, already set up in 2017 by the same Livermore in Valencia with the title Bastià i Bastiana.
«The representation was born on a lorry for reasons that are profoundly different from those concerning this year in Genoa. As superintendent and artistic director of the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía I realised how much the theatre was unable to speak to the reality and the people: the building erected by Santiago Calatrava was experienced as a sort of alien spaceship, the expression of a policy that favoured art for art’s sake. It was therefore necessary to take the territory by storm: from this came the idea of drawing from an idea as ancient as that of the traveling show».