July 15, 2022
Tones Teatro Natura Grand Opening – Start at 21.30
CM Orchestra Rhythms & Drums
directed by Andrea Pollione
Creative directions and interactive setup
Federico Cautero (4DODO)
Artistic and Technical Director
With the storytelling of Daniele Monterosi
The inauguration event of Tones Teatro Natura is a special moment for the Tones on the Stones Foundation which wants to celebrate this important milestone with all its audience, sponsors and supporters.
On the stage, an impressive 56-piece ensemble with orchestra, rhythm, solo voices and choir to interpret a repertoire that starts from Beethoven and reaches Bruno Mars, passing from the Beatles to Queen, without neglecting the 70s dance.
With the participation of 4DODO, the show is embellished with 3D images, lights and videos made with state-of-the-art self-generating multimedia solutions to fully experience the beauty of the theater.
In case of rain the show will be postponed to July 16, 2022. The tickets bought for the date of July 15 wil be redeemed as valid.
July 22 and 23, 2022
Tones Teatro Natura – Start at 21.30
THE WITCHES SEED
A TONES ON THE STONES
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.
The opera is in English. The librettos with the original texts and the Italian translation opposite will be made available to the spectators.
In case of bad weather, the show will be postponed on July 24 and 25, 2022. The tickets purchased for the original dates will be redeemed valid.
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
Sergeant Giovanni GIUSEPPE RAIMONDO
Guard Polidori DAVIDE PROCACCINI
Tones on the Stones Choir
conducted by Maestro Massimo Fiocchi Malaspina
Orchestra Filarmonica Italiana
Choreographies by Valentina Versino
Dancers Compagnia Antistatico
Stage scenographies by Alice Tomola
Costumes by Klement Mihali & Anna Grignani of Sartoria Klemann
Light Designer Emiliano Pascucci
On the occasion of The Witches Seed a shuttle service has been set up in collaboration with the Lago Maggiore Consortium. It is possible to buy tickets together with the shuttle, or only the shuttle service if you have already purchased the tickets.
Before the show (starting at 8.30 pm) an interesting in-depth appointment in collaboration with Parco Valgrande and Una Festival
MICHELA ZUCCA TELLS …
Witches, damned females, cursed devil lovers
Independent researcher, Michela Zucca graduated in History in Milan specializing in Anthropology with a fieldwork among the shamans of the Amazon rainforest.
Her main areas of interest are Gender history – with special attention to the daily life of mountain women – the history of witchcraft and the history of archaic matrifocal and warrior egalitarian societies.
Free admission for The Witches Seed ticket holders
From July 26 until 31, 2022
Tones Teatro Natura
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-time 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 program also provides for the possibility of a residency together with the artists and guests who will participate in the edition with exclusive activities scattered throughout the Ossola area.
Among the main guests and events the photographer Armin Linke, the concert of the Catalan singer-songwriter and pianist Marina Helop, the first performance of the audiovisual show The seventh extinction, the performance of the electronic musician, virtuoso bassist and English composer Tom Jenkinson (Squarepusher), considered one of the greatest exponents of “drill’n’bass, to close with the African sounds of DJ Khalab.
On the festival website (www.nextones.eu) the detailed program of each day.
From 2021, Nextones has been co-produced with Threes Productions.
August 8-11, 2022
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
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 …
September 2-4, 2022
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.
Among the protagonists of the second edition the meteorologist Luca Mercalli, the philosopher Emanuele Coccia, the mountaineers Tamara Lunger, Nives Meroi, Luca Schiera, the climber Federica Mingolla, the researcher Giorgio Vacchiano and the explorer Franco Michieli, the artists Matteo Nasini and Nicola Ratti, Office for Humane Theater, the music of Buka and Amaro and Rovina, the Mountain Food-Ferment project linked to local products.