Do you miss the Theatre? Do you miss hearing the voices of your favourite actors? Visit Spreaker and discover the Piccolo Teatro’s new podcast channel.
You will find a wealth of interesting content to listen to wherever and whenever you want. You can choose from texts performed by important names from the Italian scene, interviews with artists and figures from the world of culture, as well as mother-tongue pieces performed by the young actors from our School.
The channel will be periodically updated with new content.
On the occasion of International Women’s Day, a new podcast dedicated to Alda Merini will be available from Monday 8 March 2021. Four actresses from differing generations will read four pieces by the Milanese poet who lent her voice to the female universe, presenting her personal existence as a paradigm for the beauty and savagery of life.
The compositions, chosen by Davide Gasparro, are read by Franca Nuti (La Terra Santa), Laura Marinoni (Paura dei tuoi occhi), Marina Occhionero (Canto alla luna) and Anna Manella (a student at the Piccolo School of Theatre, Il nulla).
The richest part of the selection is dedicated to the reading of works by celebrated writers entrusted to the voices of Sonia Bergamasco, Roberto Latini and Federica Fracassi (in Italian), as well as in the original language, Francesco Petruzzelli (English), while two pupils from the Piccolo Teatro’s School of Theatre, Catherine Bertoni and Sebastian Luque Herrera, read in their original languages of French and Spanish.
One special project created for International Holocaust Remembrance Day is the unabridged reading of the Diary of Dawid Rubinowicz. Curated by Davide Enia, the work is read by Dalila Cozzolino, Sylvia De Fanti, Lisa Ferlazzo Natoli, Marco Foschi, Silvia Gallerano, Paolo Mazzarelli, Lorenzo Parrotto, and Alessandro Riceci, and is opened and closed by Enia himself, with his own contribution.
Stefano Massini, with his Storie and accompanied by compositions by Paolo Jannacci and Daniele Moretto, uses the evocative power of words to tell the many small yet important stories hidden in the folds of our present.
Fausto Russo Alesi performs his highly original “solo” version of Natale in casa Cupiello by Eduardo De Filippo; a single actor lending voice to the polyphony of solitude, temperaments, emotions and above all metaphors that characterises the legendary play.
The podcasts with Fabrizio Gifuni, Paolo Rossi, Francesca Garolla and Renzo Martinelli are recordings of events at the Chiostro Nina Vinchi, where the artists spoke of their shows.
Fabrizio Gifuni, on the occasion of the staging of Con il vostro irridente silenzio, speaks of the themes of a play that was created to bring the words of Aldo Moro written during his 55 days of imprisonment to the stage.
Paolo Rossi speaks about Pane e libertà, the play he created during the lockdown. Taking on the role of storyteller, the actor takes part in what he defines as “emergency theatre”, an “escape towards social theatre, with the poetry of the absurd, and with magic”.
Francesca Garolla (writer) and Renzo Martinelli (director) speak about the play Tu es libre, which examines the theme of freedom, reflecting on one’s undeniable right to choose and considering the ability of each individual to tolerate what they are unable to understand.
The interview with the internationally famous illustrator Carlo Stanga focuses on the Piccolo and Milan, recounting the idea that led to the creation of the image-symbol for the Theatre’s 2020/21 season, the artist talks about our city through the places that hold meaning for him, examples of architecture that are symbolic yet original.
So click here and immerse yourself in the stories.