Thursday, 16 July 2015

Received in the mail this morning : program book for Alessandro Solbiati's 'Il suono giallo' in Bologna

this thursday morning, I have received in the mail the program book published by the Teatro Comunale di Bologna for the world première performance of Alessandro Solbiati's opera Il suono giallo (The Yellow Sound), with a libretto freely adapted from Wassily Kandinsky's experimental theater piece, that took place on June 13th.

It is a 104 pages book. It contains :

- complete vocal and orchestral setting ;
- structure of the opera ;
- complete libretto (bilingual, German and Italian) ;
- sketches for the sets and costumes, by Gianni Dessi ;
- the graphic score of the opera (8 pages) ;
- Visione scenica, by Alessandro Solbiati, on his libretto (Scenic vision, bilingual Italian and English) ;
- Attorno a 'Il suono giallo', by Alessandro Solbiati ;
- L'Alfabeto del 'Suono giallo', by stage director Franco Ripa di Meana ;
- Kandinskij, nostro contemporaneo, by Marco Gnaccolini ;
- Da Kandinskij a Solbiati : una drammaturgia della creazione artistica, by Gianluigi Mattietti ;
- detailed biography of the composer ;
- cast and crew ;
- biographies.

All covers of program books for contemporary operas I have are in this flickr folder.

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