The opera is back on the stage of Teatro Costanzi with the debut of "Zaide", a rare and unfinished work by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, in a new production by Graham Vick, conducted by Daniele Gatti.
The singspiel in two acts, probably inspired by Voltaire's Zaira, on a lost libretto by Johann Andreas Schachtner, composer of the Salzburg court, was begun in 1779 and only performed posthumously.
Performed for the first time on 27 January 1866 in Frankfurt, the opera tells the love story of the young Zaide and Gomatz, prisoners of Sultan Soliman, who try to escape and are captured, unleashing his anger.
At this point, the story ends, leaving several questions about the possible evolution imagined by the Austrian composer unanswered. In 1981, the writer Italo Calvino proposed a personal reconstruction that connects the existing parts, in which possible characters intertwining and scenarios about the lost libretto are combined, leaving the public free to imagine the ending.
Music Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Words by Johann Andreas Schachtner
Text by Italo Calvino
Conductor Daniele Gatti
Director Graham Vick
Set and Costume Designer Italo Grassi
Lighting Designer Giuseppe Di Iorio
Movement Director Ron Howell
ZAIDE Chen Reiss
GOMATZ Juan Francisco Gatell
ALLAZIM Markus Werba
SOLIMAN Paul Nilon
OSMIN Davide Giangregorio
I SLAVE Raffaele Feo
II SLAVE Luca Cervoni
III SLAVE Domingo Pellicola*
IV SLAVE Rodrigo Ortiz*
*after the project “Fabbrica” Young Artist Program of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma Orchestra
Teatro dell’Opera di Roma new production in collaboration with Circuito Lirico Lombardo (Teatro Sociale di Como/Aslico, Teatro Ponchielli di Cremona Teatro Fraschini di Pavia and Teatro Grande di Brescia)
Sung in German language with Italian and English surtitles
dal 16 al 27 ottobre 2020
Venerdì 16 ottobre - ore 19.00 (Anteprima giovani)
Domenica 18 ottobre - ore 20.00
Martedì 20 ottobre - ore 20.00
Giovedì 22 ottobre - ore 20.00
Sabato 24 ottobre - ore 18.00
Domenica 25 ottobre - 16.30
Martedì 27 ottobre - 20.00