Today, the Teatri di Reggio Emilia presents the world première of Mauro Montalbetti's new opera "Haye" : le parole, la notte, with a libretto di Alessandro Leogrande.
It is the third part of a trilogy dedicated to 'civil theater' that started with Il sogno di una cosa (Reggio Emilia, October 2017) and Corpi eretici (Reggio Emilia, 2015).
'Haye' means ‘Forward’ in Tigrino, a language diffused between Ethiopia and Eritrea, and sums up in a word the survival philosophy of the migrant : keep going, never go back. The theme of the work is that of the migrations, the tragedy of our time treated in parallel with our Italian emigrant past : a sort of reflection that changes the point of view of the problem, compared to the one offered by the media. (freely translated from the theater website)The cast includes Cristina Zavalloni (Yasmina), Elizangela Torricelli (Luam), Gabriele Mari (Karim) and Alessandro Albertin (Politico). Francesco Bossaglia conducts the Orchestra, the Quartetto Mirus and the Zero Vocal Ensemble. Alina Marazzi directs.
The venue is the Teatro Ariosto.