Screening and Conversation (Cherpack)

Piersandra Di Matteo and Mauro Calcagno discuss the version of Claudio Monteverdi’s Combattimento di Tancredi e Clorinda (text by Tasso) first presented at the Kunstenfestivaldesarts in Bruxelles in 2001 by today’s renown experimental theater and opera director Romeo Castellucci. For this event, Dr. Di Matteo, a longtime collaborator of Castellucci and currently one of the leading performance scholars and art curators in Italy, kindly created a video interview to the artist. The event is part of Penn's celebrations for the 450th anniversary of Monteverdi's birth. In collaboration with the Music Department and the Cinema Studies Program and with the invaluable help of: Peter Lešnik, Joseph (Giuseppe) Bruno-Chomin, and Črt Brajnik.

Monteverdi/Gibbons: Il Combattimento, Romeo Castellucci, 2000, photo L. del Pia

From Il Combattimento, Socìetas Raffaello Sanzio/Romeo Castellucci & Ensemble Concerto/Roberto Gini. Music: Claudio Monteverdi and Scott Gibbons. Direction, scenography, costumes: Romeo Castellucci. Premiere: Kunstenfestivaldesarts, Bruxelles, May 2000. Photo: Luca del Pia. 
Piersandra di Matteo (Fine Arts Academy, Bologna)
21 November 2017
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
543 Williams Hall, Cherpack Seminar Room