Ornella Vanoni returns to the Piccolo Teatro to sing stories from an underworld that no longer exists, but which are played once again in the year of the seventieth anniversary thanks to an extraordinary singer.
“This concert - Vanoni explains - presents my career, which began at the Piccolo, with the joy and the emotion of a wonderful gift”.
In 1956 Giorgio Strehler, together with Dario Fo, Gino Negri, Fausto Amodei and Fiorenzo Carpi, took inspiration from old ballads in dialect in order to set villains, shots, policemen, wrongdoers, prisoners, crooks and miners to music, stories which were principally set in Milan and at times sung in Milanese. The beautiful and haunting Ma mi, for example, was written by Carpi and Strehler specifically for Vanoni's voice at the end of the 1960s, when she was on stage in Via Rovello together with Tino Carraro, Sergio Fantoni, Valentina Fortunato and Virna Lisi in Strehler’s Giacobini.
The show coincides with the re-opening of the Teatro Strehler, which will close from July for special maintenance work.
Piccolo Teatro Strehler
28 October 2017
Ornella Vanoni in concerto
with Roberto Cipelli (piano), Bebo Ferra (guitar), Loris Leo Lari (double bass), Piero Salvatori (cello)
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