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IOT 13th Season – 2016

6th edition of American International School for Commedia dell’Arte in Philadelphia.

Italian Maestro Antonio Fava, world renowned Commedia dell’Arte Maestro, comes to Philly for master classes: February 8-12 & 15-19, 2016. Actors and singers from throughout the world will participate.

14th and 15th world premiere Italian productions in Citta’ della Pieve, Italy in collaboration with World Shakespeare Project

  • I Fiori di Ofelia e il Sacro Femminile: Il sacrificio femminile prima e dopo Shakespeare (Ophelia’s Flowers and The Sacred Feminine: Female Self Sacrifice Before and After Shakespeare) This piece addresses the most important unfinished business of the 21st century; The RIghts of Women and Girls. World premiere cantata- fully staged and costumed with harp accompaniment to celebrate 400th anniversary of death of W. Shakespeare.“I Fior di Ofelia” is a musical work through which young girls might comprehend the deeply embedded cultural assumptions related to female suffering that support the idea that pain constitutes a natural element of womanhood- 

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“Yet, sister woman, though I cannot consent to find a Mozart or a Michelangelo in your sex, cheerfully, and with the love that burns in depths of admiration, I acknowledge that you can do one thing as well as the best of us men – a greater thing than even Milton is known to have done, or Michelangelo: you can die grandly, and as goddesses would die, were goddesses mortal-” Thomas de Quincey. Painting by John Everett Millais

  • Un Sogno di Una Notte di Mezza Estate (based on “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”). World premiere opera with orchestra, fully staged and costumed.


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“Hildegard Von Bingen: Bambina Mistica e La Vergine Nera” Premieres in Assisi Suono Sacro Festival, August 2016

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“Hildegard Von Bingen: Child Mystic and The Black Madonna”
14th world premiere Italian production

Music by Hildegard VonBingen and Mariano Garau, based on writings of Hildegard set in libretto by Karen Lauria Saillant, with Italian translation by Maria Luisa Meo. Publicity by Daniela Cane’ of Adagio Art Agency, with design by Francesca Tiriboco of Studio 54 in Chiusi, Italy.