Duration: 75 minutes with no interval
PaGAGnini unites classical music with the virtuosity and the humour of four fantastic musicians. The result is an entertaining and surprising “Dis-Concert” which presents some of the highest moments in the history of classical music, ingeniously combined with pop.
This combination of styles leads to the creation of a cascade of emotions, a concert in which the seriousness and solemnity of classical music blends perfectly with moments of subtle humour. This particular ploy is united with elegant and virtuous musical performances, a delight for all kinds of audience. These excellent musicians become showmen, performing the most famous arias by Mozart, Vivaldi, Pachelbel, de Falla and, naturally, Paganini, whose volcanic figure lies at the heart of the performance. The entire show is peppered with delightful gags and variations on themes: the violin players leap and throw themselves into “itinerant performances”, they improvise flamencos, and there are even incursions into contemporary rock and pop, from Serge Gainsborough to U2.
The jokes, the energy and the explosive humour, typical of the theatrical language of the Spanish company, have delighted audiences from all around the world.
Yllana is an artistic collective which is dedicated to the production of theatrical shows, events and audio-visual productions. Their shows have been presented in more than 40 countries, and have been enjoyed by approximately two million spectators worldwide.
Piccolo Teatro Strehler
from 22 May to 3 June 2018
created by Yllana and Ara Malikian
directed by David Ottone, Juan Francisco Ramos
musical director Ara Malikian
director's assistant Ramón Sáez
musical arrqangement Ara Malikian, Eduardo Ortega, Gartxot Ortiz, Thomas Potiron
performers Eduardo Ortega (violin), Thomas Potiron (violin), Fernando Clemente (violin), Jorge Fournadjiev (cello)
A Yllana and Ara Malikian
Ater – Associazione teatrale Emilia Romagna production