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Absence, by Sonia Arienta

In a time where are well appreciated, experimented contaminations and interweavings among different languages, genres, styles, between “high” and “low”, among, visual arts, sounds, words, operatic theatre can be judged a precursory and innovative cultural product. It is a genre based on the coexistence and the interrelation among the arts and the dissimilar competencies. Therefore, why is it too much often considered a remote and old-fashioned genre in the common perception? What does make it so and why? Nearby what kind of audience, and with what kind of judgement? Certainly, cooperate to create such a perception the absence or the superficial/careless space reserved towards opera theatre in the italian media. Not only television, addressed to a very heterogeneous audience, but the most important newspapers too, read by a more select public…
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Inheritance, by Sonia Arienta

Knowledge and aware utilisation of an opera by the most high number of spectators must be considered a very important goal in cultural politic organisation of a State, like Italy, exactly because this musical genre had a primary role in the building of national identity. Above all, before the same construction of italian state.
As of right, the interest towards operatic theatre should take part in the main cares of ministers of our Republic, at least as all the other most important productive resources of the Country and generally of “made in Italy”. As well as miles of painted canvas, thousands square metres of frescos and painting on wood; many tons of big and little ancient roman stones, etruscan potsherds, Renaissance art style bricks, baroque cornices, books published in the sixteenth century, incunabula and illuminated codexes buried in ours country cellars. Or avalanched in opencast archaeological excavations…
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