Roma, Napoli, Venezia... In un crescendo rossiniano

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Roma, Napoli, Venezia... In un crescendo rossiniano

Roma, Napoli, Venezia... In un crescendo rossiniano

Roma, Napoli, Venezia... In un crescendo rossiniano

original title:

ROMA, NAPOLI, VENEZIA... IN UN CRESCENDO ROSSINIANO

directed by:

cast:

Elio, Giuliana De Sio, Claudia Puglia

screenplay:

cinematography:

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producer:

production:

Yanez Film, Rai Strategie Tecnologiche, Eutelsat, with the support of Regione Lazio

country:

Italy/France

year:

2014

film run:

40'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (16/06/2014)

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An elegant coachman on a XIX century coach pulled by two horses is going at a slow trot through the streets of Rome.
The Corso, Piazza del Popolo, the Imperial Forums.
On board, an outstanding visitor, an ironic pot-bellied composer, the best in his century, who after two centuries comes back to three big Italian art cities, Naples, Rome and Venice, where he lived and wrote his famous operas and “crescendo”. He is Gioacchino Rossini. He goes in his coach through the contemporary streets and squares of Rome, through the alleys and along the promenade of Naples and on his gondola through the canals of Venice, where he directed and performed “The Bill of Marriage” for the first time.
In his coach and on his gondola, Rossini is our cities guide. He shows us all their beauties, telling us with humour and irony about his relationship with prestigious theatres like the Teatro La Fenice in Venice and the Teatro San Carlo in Naples; about his friendship with the legendary Domenico Barbaja, who from selling coffee and chocolate became the most important Italian theatre manager; about his women, in particular his love with the famous singer Isabella Colbran; about his passion for the cooking and, obviously, for the music; about his successes and failures in his job.

In 1816, in the Teatro Argentina in Rome, Rossini performed “The Barber of Seville”, he composed in almost three weeks, which was not a success at its premiere, but a few days after the audience realized to have been present at a masterpiece. The year after, in the Teatro Valle in Rome, Rossini once again amazed the audience with one of his most performed operas “La Cenerentola”.
The narration, accompanied by the music of his most famous compositions, will make use of historical documents, paintings, drawings, letters between Rossini and Colbran, his managers, his artist friends, his operas’ reviews, and the testimonies of big authors like Stendhal.