Aida by Giuseppe Verdi is the 9th edition of 200.Com A project for the city, the AsLiCo project that has become a distinctive and characterising element of the Festival and awarded several times, in 2014 with the prestigious Opera Awards, in the Accessibility category, while in 2016 it received the Abbiati Prize, named after Filippo Siebaneck.
The opera will be on stage on Thursday 29th June, Saturday 1st and Monday 3rd July at 9 p.m.
Shaping Verdi’s title in the Arena of the Teatro Sociale in Como will be Alessio Pizzech, an all-round showman: multifaceted in his activities, both in prose and musical theatre, as well as artistic director of cultural institutions and projects. Defined at a very young age by critics as one of the most significant Italian directors, with extraordinary energy Pizzech has staged around 150 shows between prose and opera, collaborating with all the major Italian theatres and festivals, and for the first time with AsLiCo and the Teatro Sociale in Como.
This directorial vision of Aida, increasingly suspended in time and space, in a flow between mythical past and post-modern future, will have as its stage a great pyramid, around which the whole affair will revolve.
Alongside the director, the other key figure will be the conductor: conducting Aida will be M° Enrico Lombardi, now well known to Como audiences for having conducted G. Rossini’s La Cenerentola in the “Opera domani” 2022 project and OperaLombardia’s La traviata last December.
Besides the creative team and professional singers, there will of course be the 200.Com Chorus with more than 200 amateur singers, the heart of AsLiCo’s participatory project, directed by M° Massimo Fiocchi Malaspina.