PROGRAMME 2022

July 22 and 23, 2022

Tones Teatro Natura – Start at 21.30

THE WITCHES SEED

 

A TONES ON THE STONES
EXCLUSIVE PRODUCTION
WORLD PREMIERE 

Music by STEWART COPELAND
Libretto by JONATHAN MOORE
Creative Partner CHRISSIE HYNDE
Directed by MANFRED SCHWEIGKOFLER
Video scenographies by EDVIGE FAINI
Conducted by EIMEAR NOONE

Opera Rock born from an idea of ​​Maddalena Calderoni, the music of The Witches Seed is by the historic founder of the Police, Stewart Copeland, with a career with over 60 million records sold and 5 Grammy Awards, he has composed soundtracks for films such as Wall Street by Oliver Stone and Rumble Fish by Francis Ford Coppola.

The libretto is the work of the award-winning British playwright Jonathan Moore, author of many works for theater, cinema and the BBC including the famous “Treatment” with Gabriel Byrne, while the singer-songwriter Chrissie Hynde, leader of the famous group The Pretenders is the author of the songs in the work.

The direction is entrusted to Manfred Schweigklofer, a character capable of crossing and interpreting the most diverse artistic languages ​​thanks to extraordinary creativity and innovation. The choreographies are signed by Valentina Versino.

Edvige Faini, an internationally renowned concept artist who for years has collaborated with the most prestigious Hollywood production studios and with the most renowned game houses, signs the video sets, while the stage sets are the work of the young and talented Alice Tomola.

Leading the ranks of creative teams and an extraordinary vocal cast, Irish conductor Eimear Noone, the first woman in history to step on the podium of the orchestra during the 92nd Academy Awards. Eimear is also the composer of some video game soundtracks such as World of Warcraft, among the best-selling in the world.

The opera sees Irene Grandi as the protagonist who makes her debut in musical theater with all her temperament and with a first-rate vocalism, dragging, with the energy that distinguishes her, the entire cast of opera singers who arrive from the great Italian and foreign theaters. on the rock stage of Tones Teatro Natura.

 

CHARACTERS AND CAST

Isabetta IRENE GRANDI
Nele VERONICA GRANATIERO
Manzinetta MADDALENA CALDERONI
Teresa VALENTINA VERSINO
Inquisitor Buelli ETTORE AGATI
Bishop Bascapè GABRIELE NANI

Shepherd Vittorio GRAZIANO DALLAVALLE
Shepherd Ludo ANDREA GALLI
Shepherd Claudio MATTIA ROSSI
Guard Polidori EMIL ABDULLAIEV

 

Choreographies by Valentina Versino
Stage scenographies by Alice Tomola
Light Designer Emiliano Pascucci

From July 26 until 31, 2022

Tones Teatro Natura

NEXTONES IX

 

Nextones is an international music, audiovisual arts and research festival.

The ninth edition of Nextones offers, over five days, a series of activities and events ranging from conferences, to performing arts, from naturalistic experiences to great night audio / video shows with big names on the international scene.

Nextones is confirmed as a format capable of moving between the uniqueness of Tones Teatro Natura, with its spectacular video and lighting installations and evocative activities set in special places in the Ossola Valley.

The detailed programme will be available from the end of March, at which time the presales will also open.

The program will also include the possibility of a residency together with the artists who will participate in the edition.

From 2021, Nextones is co-produced with Threes Productions. 

August 8-11, 2022

Various locations

AWARENESS CAMPUS

curated by Gabriele Vacis and the Institute of Theatrical Practices for Personal Care

The seminar, of a practical nature, focuses on the importance of Inclusive Theater as an opportunity for integration, sharing and cohesion.

You will be able to experience the method developed by the Institute of Theatrical Practices for Personal Care, which is based on the constant and rigorous exercise of awareness (Awareness) and attention, and on the common breath (the array), an articulated tool of construction of one’s presence and a way of reflecting on space and relationships, on the body that listens to other bodies to create common actions.

The path is aimed at educators, actors, social workers, teachers, psychologists, musicians, dancers, medical-health personnel, singers, all people who are faced with work in contact with groups of people and choose to use the instrument of theater both in the artistic and social fields.

GOALS OF AWARENESS CAMPUS

The main objectives lie within the training work undertaken by Vacis in the Institute of Theater Practices for Personal Care, which finds among its motivations the use of theater as an opportunity for inclusion, integration and sharing. The primary goal is, first of all, to know how to be consciously in relationship with others on stage as in everyday life.

It is not just the actors who need a deep knowledge of themselves and others: all people need it. Theater techniques have always taken care of the person.

Tragedy, in classical Greece, was the place where the community met. Theater practices support sociality, medicine, education. Because at the basis of these human needs there is always the ability to BE. To consciously inhabit one’s own time and space. Independently or in relation to other human beings.

2021 EDITION DIARY

Today there are many more people who do theater, dance, than go to see theater and dance …

It therefore happens that many artists no longer perceive social action as a civil duty or a benevolent gift.

The great masters of the twentieth century inspired these streets of the theater.

The involvement of the citizen, of the person, in the artistic work is by now the poetics of many actors, playwrights, directors.

Art is no longer just the creation of forms, but also interaction …

Gabriele Vacis

September 2-4, 2022

Various locations

CAMPO BASE FESTIVAL

 

After last year’s debut, which saw guests such as Hervè Barmasse, Manolo and Franco Michieli, Campo Base confirms a program that promotes mountain culture and questions the relationship between man and nature.

The Festival takes place in the suggestive territory of the Ossola Valley, an area with wonderful valleys and mountains, rich in culture and still spared from mass tourism.

The connection with nature, respect for the peculiarities of these places are something deeply intrinsic for the inhabitants of the valley.

For this reason, it seemed possible to create Campo Base Festival here, and many of the activities are organized with the realities of this area.

Music, sports, outdoor activities, workshops and meetings with the protagonists of the mountains enrich this three days full of events.