From Friday 28 May, a month of celebrations including guided tours, shows and concerts in the name of the different forms of art that animate the programming of the city theater.
Almost a year has passed since the hopes of reopening the doors of the restored Donizetti Theater in Bergamo to the public: a year marked by unexpected and unpredictable events. Despite everything, the Donizetti Theater Foundation continued to work and produce when possible (for example the Donizetti Opera festival, all in streaming in November 2020), waiting to finally welcome the audience into the hall. Now the conditions for restarting the show activities seem to be more propitious and, from Friday 28 May, the public will be able to visit the restored Donizetti Theater and participate in the first activities, a month-long reopening festival that constitutes the sum of the different expressions that have home on this stage.
“D’incanto” is the title of the reopening path that begins with a weekend (28, 29 and 30 May) characterized by a continuous program of theatrical, original and immersive guided tours, called Donizetti On – Live from an idea, text and direction by Francesco Venturi. An audio guide allows the theater itself to speak – in Italian the Bergamo actor Maurizio Donadoni, in English the voice of Claire Dowie – and to let visitors discover stories, secrets, news in which there will be no lack of live surprises. “Donizetti On” will continue throughout the reopening period, with a calendar that will develop around the scheduled activities.
Then there will be a series of shows (all starting at 7 pm) representing the different souls of the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti led by the president Giorgio Berta and by the general manager Massimo Boffelli: on Wednesday 2 June the curtain will rise on Donizetti Revolution vol. 7 the conference show by Francesco Micheli, artistic director of the Donizetti Opera festival with the participation of the sopranos Caterina Sala and Carmela Remigio with the pianist Michele D’Elia who will present the 2021 edition; then Friday 4 and Saturday 5 June will be the turn of the prose – whose season is directed by Maria Grazia Panigada – with the new reading Novecento by and with Alessandro Baricco with music by Nicola Tescari and scenography by Tommaso Arosio and Eleonora De Leo; on Friday 11 June it will be the turn of Bergamo Jazz – artistic director Maria Pia De Vito – who presents for the first time a quartet composed of Michael League (electric bass), Lionel Loueke (guitar), Bill Laurence (piano) and Jeff Ballard (drums) with a music also open to pop and African influences; Friday 18 and Saturday 19 June new appointment with the prose with Trascendi and Sali by and with Alessandro Bergonzoni who also signs the direction with Riccardo Rodolfi and the sets; Friday 25 June still jazz with Danilo Rea (piano) engaged first as a soloist and then in an unprecedented meeting with Gianluigi Trovesi (alto sax), the most international of Bergamo jazz players.