MEETING WITH THE COMPANY
13 April, 6 pm | Ridotto of theTeatro
The theatrical project on The Good News is conceived as a sort of contemporary Sacred Representation that alternates and intertwines the songs of Fabrizio de André with the narrative passages from the apocryphal Gospels which the author himself was inspired by: from Giacomo’s Protovangelo to the Armenian Childhood Gospel in fragments of Pseudo-Matthew. Prose and music, therefore, mounted in a score consistent with the path traced by the author in 1970. The spoken passages, as in an archaic tale, emphasize the evocative power and value of the original songs, revealing their mythical and literary source. Explicitly theatrical, built almost in the form of a chamber opera La Buona Novella is the author’s first concept-album, with score and text composed to give voice to many characters: Mary, Joseph, Tito the thief, the choir of mothers, a carpenter, the people. And it is from this base that the theatrical version takes its start.