Donizetti On. Switch the lights of the Teather back on
A virtual tour of the renovated Donizetti Theater
The web TV of the Donizetti Opera Festival shows the version specifically designed for home viewing of “Donizetti ON. Switch the lights of the theatre back on”, a three-part virtual tour of the renovated Donizetti Theatre, created by Francesco Venturi, who also wrote the libretto and directed the project. This new format stems from the wish of the Fondazione Teatro Donizetti (the Donizetti Theatre Foundation) to let the public discover the renovated Donizetti Theatre in an immersive and engaging way. However, once again, to adapt to the restrictions imposed by the battle against Covid-19, we have devised a virtual version of the original guided tour which offers to the public as soon as they can return to the theatre, thanks also to UniAcque. The virtual tour is a theatrical tale, divided into three episodes. The three episodes of the project, also in this web version, describe a journey through time, from the 18th century to the present day: the narrative voice of Maurizio Donadoni recounts the rebirth of the Donizetti and the restart of the Bergamo community, as well as of the entire civil society. The theatre lights up, unfolds itself and guides us to the discovery of its present, past, and future. Aimed at everyone, from families to specialised audiences.
The music is taken freely from Donizetti’s operas and performed by the soloists of the Donizetti Opera Orchestra. The dramaturgy idea was developed in collaboration with Francesco Micheli. The route was instead designed by the festival’s didactics office consisting of Clelia Epis, Maria Teresa Galati, Alessandra Giolo, Alice Guarente, Silvia Lorenzi, Paola Rivolta. The video footage was shot by NT Next.