Duration: two hours with interval
La lampada di Aladino is not only a fable for children, it is a story full of meaning and symbolism, in which the vicissitudes of the young man become a process of initiation which leads him from the light-heartedness of adolescence to the awareness of adulthood. Eugenio Monti Colla wrote the stage play in 1993, presenting the play for the first time at the Festival di Spoleto the following year. The play follows the story from the Arabian nights and is set in China. Among the particularities of the version for marionettes is the character of the wizard, who is a Maghrib dervish, and two genies, one black, symbolising irrationality, and one white, for reason and sentiment: their union brings harmony.
A true spectacular, with 200 characters moved by twelve animators, two of which handle the movements of the genie, a singular two-metre-long creature with the head, torso and arms in papier-mâché, and the rest of its body in silk and organza.
Piccolo Teatro Studio Melato
from 27 December 2018 to 6 January 2019
La lampada di Aladino
a fable in a prologue, two parts and fourteen scenes by Eugenio Monti Colla
music by Danilo Lorenzini, sets by Schile Lualdi and Franco Citterio
costumes by Eugenio Monti Colla, lighting by Franco Citterio
technical director Tiziano Marcolegio, directed by Eugenio Monti Colla
the puppeteers Franco Citterio, Maria Grazia Citterio, Piero Corbella, Camillo Cosulich, Debora Coviello, Carlo Decio Cecilia Di Marco, Tiziano Marcolegio, Pietro Monti, Giovanni Schiavolin, Paolo Sette
acting voices Loredana Alfieri, Marco Balbi, Roberto Carusi, Fabio Mazzari, Lisa Mazzotti, Gianni Quillico, Franco Sangermano
music recorded by the Ensemble “Guido d’Arezzo”, Sonia Turchetta mezzo soprano, Luca Garro pianoforte, Danilo Lorenzini, conductor
an ASSCIAZIONE GRUPPORIANI - MILANO production
Comune di Milano – Teatro Convenzionato