“A Candy Silence in Cremona” Opera to Premiere This Weekend


A Candy Silence in Cremona” is an internationally co-produced opera from the Middle for Up to date Opera of New York and the Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli in Cremona.

Commissioned by NYU’s Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò and NYU Florence, the music was composed by Medical Assistant Professor, Roberto Scarcella-Perino, and the libretto was written by Mark Campbell.

The comedian opera is impressed by an occasion in latest historical past when the mayor of the Italian metropolis imposed a moratorium on city noise whereas the Museum of Violins painstakingly recorded a few of its famend string devices for posterity. The work follows the lives of seven folks (and one canine) throughout this noise ban — and can function violinist Lena Yokoyama within the orchestra as a outstanding character.

“Cremona is town of violins: whenever you stroll down the road, you meet primarily luthiers, violinists, and violin academics,” composer Roberto Scarcella-Perino instructed The Violin Channel. “To rejoice this magic instrument, Mark created a personality “The Violin,” a coloratura soprano, who will sing with the violin within the orchestra in a mirroring duet. That is the second when the phrases go away the voice to the music, the common language of mankind.”

“I learn an article within the New York Occasions a couple of moratorium on noise the mayor of Cremona was imposing on town whereas its well-known assortment of strings devices was being recorded,” librettist Mark Campbell mentioned. “It appeared like comedian gold to me, and I proposed making a fictional story based mostly on this occasion to Roberto.”

“The opera manages to sneak in constructive messages about immigrants in Italy, peaceable mortality, and the facility of music to listen to,” he added. “However I believe the viewers will likely be listening a lot to Roberto’s music that they could not discover.”

The opera will premiere on Might 8, 2022, within the Teatro Amilcare Ponchielli in Cremona, Italy. You should buy tickets, right here.

“It’s not so frequent to have an opera premiere within the place the place it takes place,” Scarcella-Perino continued. “Tosca, one in every of my favourite operas, premiered in Rome in 1900, and it takes place in three great Roman areas: the Church of Sant’Andrea Della Valle, Palazzo Farnese, and Castel Sant’Angelo, however in 1800, 100 years earlier than.”

“A Candy Silence in Cremona will premiere in Cremona, within the unbelievable Teatro Ponchielli, and the viewers will watch a narrative about their very own metropolis, and from the identical time interval.”