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Music by Franz Joseph Haydn
Oratorio. Libretto by Gottfried van Swieten Hob. XXI:2
Italian version by Dario Del Corno revised by Filippo Del Corno

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16 July 2021 | H 21:00 Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca

Franz Joseph Haydn (Rohrau 1732 – Vienna 1809), demiurge of the so-called “Wiener Klassik” from whom all composers at least up to Brahms took inspiration for their symphonies and chamber works, also wrote a few oratorios. Die Schöpfung is an oratorio in three parts, with libretto by Baron Gottfried van Swieten (in whose circles some of the best musicians in Vienna, including Mozart, were introduced to Bach’s music). It was inspired by Milton’s Paradise Lost, and is rich in symphonic passages. Since the 19th century it is customary to perform the work also in Italian, in the adaptation by Giovanni Simone Mayr, and here in Martina Franca with the translation by philologist Dario Del Corno, already staged in Martina Franca in 1988 and now revised by his son Filippo, composer.


Conductor Fabio Luisi
Director Fabio Ceresa
Scenes Tiziano Santi
Costumes Gianluca Falaschi, Gianmaria Sposito
Light designer Pasquale Mari
Choreographer and assistant director Mattia Agatiello

Gabriele Rosalia Cid
Uriele Vassily Solodkyy
Rafael Alessio Arduini
Adamo Jan Antem
Eva Sabrina Sanza

Fattoria Vittadini
Coro Ghislieri
Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari

Date: 16 July 2021
Time: 21:00
Where: Palazzo Ducale, Martina Franca