The theme of the 43rd Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte is Vita Morte Meraviglie. From the 12th to 29th July 2018, Montepulciano and the Terre di Siena host more than 50 events, such as opera, musical theatre, dance, performances, symphonic events and chamber music. Renowned international artists and young talents meet in Montepulciano, in the most authentic atmosphere/meaning of the event conceived by Hans Werner Henze. The artistic direction of the maestro Roland Böer, together with the artistic coordination of Giovanni Oliva, explore different artistic expressions in order to get answers to the eternal questions of human questions.
Who am I? Who are you? What is the role we have to play in this big theatre which is the world? Will we succeed in this with no rehearse, as life is a straight debut? And more, who are truly we when we abandon our role, our costumes and our scenic equipment? When our life ends, what will remain of us?
The possible answers to these questions are about the opportunity of leaving something of our lives to friends, family, future generations, the time we will bow out. Each of us indeed play his own role at the best possible, or at least tries to do so, continuously searching for our own identity. These thoughts help us to overcome ignorance and avoid the temptations of our vain pride, our egocentricity. Arts therefore can enforce our self-awareness, our behaviour and the integrity needed to face the threat of civil, before natural, death.
To perform such an ambitious artistic programme, these are the artists and the main formations that will take part into the 43rd Cantiere Internazionale d'Arte:
ACCADEMIA NAZIONALE DI DANZA | ASSOCIAZIONE ITALIANA DANZATORI con FRANCESCA MOMMO
MARKUS BELLHEIM | ROLAND BÖER | CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY ORCHESTRA con NAOMI WOO
ALDO CAPUTO | COMPAGNIA DEGLI ARRISCHIANTI / LAURA FATINI | COMPAGNIA LOMBARDI-TIEZZI
CORALE POLIZIANA | MARIA PAOLA CORDELLA & THEATRE EN VOL
DORTMUNDER KAMMERCHOR con FABIO MANCINI
LIAT DROR & NIR BEN GAL DANCE COMPANY | DUO ARIA SONORA | JOSÉ FARDILHA
FABRIZIO FESTA & MATERELETTRICA ENSEMBLE | MARCO FILIBERTI
DANIELE GIORGI | LUCA GUGLIELMI | SARA MINGARDO | MAURO MONTALBETTI
MONTFORT QUARTETT | ORCHESTRA POLIZIANA | ALICE PASQUINI
CATERINA PANTI LIBEROVICI | QUARTETTO ASCANIO
RNCM SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA MANCHESTER | ANTONELLA SIMONETTI
FLAVIO TANZI & BLOW UP PERCUSSION | ALESSIO TIEZZI | TRIO VOX | MARIANGELA VACATELLO
VALENTINA VALENTE | JÖRG WINKLER | MICHELE ZACCARIA
and more to be announced