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A coming-of-age prequel to Stravinsky’s L’Histoire du Soldat. Joseph, a poor country boy in the early 1900s, seeks to overcome his harsh reality with violin music – aided by his loving mother. But the joy of making music with his friends is threatened by the drum rolls of World War I. Their instruments of music become the tools of death and destruction. The soldier is born.

The score is an original composition by Cristiano Serino. Original story written by the young people of the Festival Musica sull’Acqua, in association with Milan’s Grande Fabbrica delle Parole, Francesca Frediani, Director. Set pieces and props by Velasco Vitali and the young people of the Festival Musica sull'Acqua.

Click "CC" for English translations | Video: Michele Fumeo

 

Photo: Camilla Mastaglio

 

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  • Audience: Appropriate for All Ages
  • Running Time: 30 minutes
    • Note: Often performed as opener for L’Histoire du Soldat
  • Stage: Minimum 6 m x 4 m / 19 ft 8.25 in x 13 ft 1.5 in
  • Set: None
  • Lighting: Lighting plot available
  • Sound: One microphone with stand for narrator/sound system -OR- one playback device for recorded narration/sound system
  • Cast: 34 musicians, 8 mime actors, 1 conductor 
 

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Un preludio adolescenziale all’ “Histoire du Soldat” di Stravinsky.  Joseph, un povero ragazzo di campagna agli albori del 20° secolo, cerca di superare la dura realtà della sua vita con la musica del violino – aiutato dalla sua cara mamma.  Ma la gioia di far musica con gli amici è minacciata dai tamburi della prima guerra mondiale.  I loro strumenti musicali diventano strumenti di morte e di distruzione.  Il soldato è nato.  

Musica originale di Cristiano Serino suonata dall’ Orchestra Giovanile del Festival Musica sull’Acqua, Direttore Artistico, Francesco Senese.  Teatro fisico originale ideato e messo in scena da Tony Lopresti. 

Storia originale scritta dai giovani del Festival Musica sull’Acqua, in collaborazione con la Grande Fabbrica delle Parole di Milano, diretto da Francesca Frediani.  Scenografia di Velasco Vitali realizzata con i giovani del Festival Musica sull’Acqua. 

Click "CC" for English Translations | Video by Michele Fumeo

 

Photo: Camilla Mastaglio

 

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Storia

  • Audience: Appropriate for All Ages
  • Running Time: 30 minutes
    • Note: Often performed as opener for L’Histoire du Soldat
  • Stage: Minimum 6 m x 4 m / 19 ft 8.25 in x 13 ft 1.5 in
  • Set: None
  • Lighting: Lighting plot available
  • Sound: One microphone with stand for narrator/sound system -OR- one playback device for recorded narration/sound system
  • Cast: 34 musicians,8 mime actors, 1 conductor 
 

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