A short-listed opera that began as workshops in the very first Genesis Opera Project has now reached completion. Non Guardate was performed to great public interest and acclaim in Milan on 8 April 2008. It was also broadcast on RAI throughout Italy.
The opera deals with the kidnapping and captivity of the Italian premier Aldo Morro in 1978. Part docu-drama and part lyric theatre piece, thirty years later this is still a powerful political story in Italy and one that resonates with contemporary issues.
To read more about the opera and commentary by both the composer and librettist, and to hear some of the music from the original workshops, click here.
This is the 11th of the 12 projects that were initiated during the Genesis Opera Projects 1 and 2 that have now reached the stage. They have not always ended up exactly as originally planned. For example, Sunset with Pink Pastoral, was transformed into a piece of music theatre for presentation in Seattle.
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