Fabio Cherstich | Gianluigi Toccafondo
How can musical theatre reach a new, mixed, non-elitist audience? How can opera be perceived as a moment of cultural sharing and intelligent entertainment for as many people as possible rather than an inaccessible event? To achieve this goal, Fabio Cherstich (concept and direction) and Gianluigi Toccafondo (set, costumes and video) have thought to get out there, get some wheels and bring opera to the public. Hence the idea of an ‘opera truck’, going from square to square with its orchestra and its company of singers. A musical theatre that recalls and revives the Italian tradition of fantastic story-telling: the minstrels, the puppet masters and travelling theatres. The show comes to town, is performed and then sets off for a new town. OperaCamion because the truck becomes the stage, exploiting every inch: from the cabin to the trailer, not to mention the sides.
A project by Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.
To date FIGARO! an adaptation in one act of Barbiere di Siviglia, DON GIOVANNI and RIGOLETTO have been travelling throughout Italy performed by the Youth Orchestra of Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.