Video | Il Combattimento

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 - 5:30pm

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.

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 & Media 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.

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