Via Crucis by Liszt for the Easter Concert organised with support from Cattolica Assicurazioni
On Saturday 13 April at 9pm, under the musical direction of Vittorio Bresciani and the delivering voice of Paolo Valerio, holy music and theatre will unite in a touching interpretation of Via Crucis. The 14 Stations of the Cross will be covered musically in the singing performances by soloists Alice Marini and Romano Dal Zovo. Accompanying them will be Michael Romeo on the organ and the A.LI.VE youth choir led by maestro Paolo Facincani. A unique interpretation enriched with the reading, by Paolo Valerio, of some extracts from “Una vita di Cristo” (A life of Christ) by Luigi Santucci and “La Passione” (Passion) by Mario Luzi, and with the piano performance by conductor Bresciani of two transcriptions by Liszt: “Lacrymosa” from Mozart’s Requiem and Bach’s “Fantasia and Fugue”.
This is the programme for the Easter concert “Via Crucis – The Fourteen Stations of the Cross” promoted by Verona’s Teatro Stabile and the A.LI.VE Academy of Lyric Opera in collaboration with the Amici della Musica (Friends of Music) society, under the patronage of the Municipality and support from Cattolica Assicurazioni. The initiative was announced yesterday by the Councillor for Events, Filippo Rando, the pianist and orchestra conductor, Vittorio Bresciani, the Artistic Director at Verona’s Teatro Stabile, Paolo Valerio, and Emanuela Vecchiet, the Director of Communication and Institutional Relations for Cattolica Assicurazioni.
“This Concert expresses the desire of the Teatro Stabile, supported by some of the most prestigious Veronese institutions, to constantly communicate with the city through projects of high artistic quality and cultural substance”, said Emanuela Vecchiet from the sidelines of the presentation. “The organisation wants to offer the Veronese citizens and the public the opportunity to listen to an extraordinary piece of work of high spiritual meaning, whose live performance is very rare in Italy, and which the city of Verona can listen to for the first time. An unmissable occasion to bring music out of the theatre and usual places of musical performance, appreciating the setting and involving citizens in a particularly significant moment such as Easter.”