Falcone e Borsellino

L'eredità dei giusti

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Thirty years on from the massacres in Capaci and Via D’Amelio, a story told through words and music re-evokes those tragic events. The deaths of the magistrates Falcone and Borsellino represent the culmination of a terrible period, in which the mafia attempted a systematic attack on institutions. What legacy did these two statesmen leave us through their sacrifice?

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“L’eredità dei giusti - explains the director Emanuela Giordano - is a deep dive into memory, re-evoking the shock felt by our nation when, in 192, Italy mourned the loss of Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino. The two magistrates were killed just a few weeks apart, together with their bodyguards. Exactly ten years earlier, again in Palermo, the mafia killed General Dalla Chiesa, his wife and a bodyguard. The massacres in Capaci and Via D’Amelio were aimed at underlining the organisation’s desire to challenge the State, and it delivered this message in a striking manner. However, the attacks provoked a reaction from the people that the mafia possibly did not expect. Countless people flooded the streets, calling for justice. The omerta practised by the Sicilian upper classes clashed with the undeniable truth that it was time to react, to not be afraid, to form a united front”.
Unfortunately, there is still far to go; while organised crime no longer kills in this manner, it is no less dangerous, on the contrary creeping into all corners of society and wearing a mask of apparent respectability.
“The legacy of the righteous (the meaning of the title of the play) is a heavy burden - says Marco Tutino -. It forces us to realise that we can say no to the injustice, violence and arrogance of criminality and the mafia mentality; we can say no. Falcone and Borsellino continue to ask this of us, and repeat their request every time we remember them, either publicly or privately; don’t look the other way, don’t lower your guard. It is a call that we cannot ignore now, when everything seems so strong and invincible and impossible to counter with our fragile and defenceless individual will. This story of music, song and words is our way to underline the possibility to rebel, and to not forget those who did all of this for us. In a complex and beautiful land, which has seen great poetry and profound and precious thought emerge alongside evil. A story of personal experiences and hope, amplified by the music that plays a central role in the performance”.

Duration: 70 minutes

The Playbill

Falcone e Borsellino
L’eredità dei giusti

written and directed by Emanuela Giordano
music Marco Tutino
orchestra conducted by Alessandro Cadario
video curated by Pierfrancesco Li Donni and Matteo Gherardini
choir master Andrea Secchi
soprano Maria Teresa Leva
with the actors of Piccolo Teatro di Milano: Jonathan Lazzini, Anna Manella, Marco Mavaracchio, Francesca Osso, Simone Tudda 
Orchestra and Choir of the Teatro Regio Torino
a Piccolo Teatro di Milano-Teatro d’Europa, Teatro Regio Torino, Fondazione per la Cultura Torino-MITO Settembre Musica, Teatro Massimo di Palermo co-production
a special thanks to CCO – Crisi Come Opportunità for the collaboration
for the thirtieth anniversary of the massacres of Capaci and Via D’Amelio



Category of performance Piccolo Production
Stalls full price € 40 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 23
Balcony full price € 32 | Discounted (Under 26 and over 65) € 20

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