fedeli d'Amore

polittico in sette quadri per Dante Alighieri

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photo by Enrico Fedrigoli

by Marco Martinelli


devised and directed by Marco Martinelli and Ermanna Montanari

on stage Ermanna Montanari

music Luigi Ceccarelli

trumpet Simone Marzocchi

sound director Marco Olivieri

space and costumes Ermanna Montanari and Anusc Castiglioni

shadows Anusc Castiglioni

light design Enrico Isola

lighting technician Luca Pagliano

video technician Fagio

shadows technician Alessandro Pippo Bonoli

recorded Persian setar Darioush Madani

musical realisation Edisonstudio Roma

musical consultancy Francesco Altilio, Giulio Cintoni, Cristian Maddalena, Mirjana Nardelli, Fabrizio Nastari, Giovanni Tancredi, Andrea Veneri

iconographic consultancy Alessandro Volpe

dressmaking by Laura Graziani Alta Moda

graphics and silk-screen printing on fabric La Stamperia laboratorio artistico di A. Mosconi

stage props created by the Teatro delle Albe technical team Alessandro Pippo Bonoli, Fabio Ceroni, Fagio, Enrico Isola, Danilo Maniscalco, Dennis Masotti, Luca Pagliano

organisation and promotion Silvia Pagliano, Francesca Venturi

press office Rosalba Ruggeri

produced by Teatro delle Albe/Ravenna Teatro in collaboration with Fondazione Campania dei Festival - Napoli Teatro Festival Italia 2018 (progetto cofinanaziato da POC Campania 2014-2020) and Teatro Alighieri-Ravenna

national première Napoli Teatro Festival Italia 15, 16, 17 June



Debut Napoli Teatro Festival Italia, june 15 2018

High resolution pictures (zip file 29620 Kb)

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The Ubu Association for Franco Quadri assigns Ermanna Montanari the Ubu Prize 2018 "Best actress" for fedeli d'Amore and Va pensiero.

fedeli d’Amore (Love's faithful) is a “polyptych in seven panels” written by Marco Martinelli “about” Dante Alighieri and our present day. Different voices speak to us in the individual panels: the fog of a dawn in 1321, the demon of the pit where the merchants of death are punished, a donkey that carried the poet on his last journey, the “scolding” imp who incites brawls about money, Italy kicking herself, Alighieri’s daughter Antonia, and “an end that is not an end”.
These voices speak to us of the refugee, of the poet fled from his own city which has condemned him to burning at the stake; and now he is on his deathbed, exiled in Ravenna, sick with ague. First the fog slips in through the window cracks, enters that little room, and it describes him on the threshold of the extreme transition. Those voices are suspended between the fourteenth century and our own day, and Martinelli’s writing accepts, and not from today, the Dantesque challenge to hold together political and metaphysical “reality”, chronicle and spirituality.

is evoked as the polestar of the fedeli d’Amore, a force that frees humanity from violence, that saves “the garden plot that renders us so fierce”. The voices of this “polyptych” are one single voice that can contain numberless voices, that of Ermanna Montanari: air, fire, sound, matter.

This “polyptych” for the stage enriches the itinerary which, together with Ravenna Festival, Martinelli, Montanari and Teatro delle Albe began in 2017 with Inferno, and which will continue in 2019 and 2021 with the other two parts of The Divine Comedy.

fedeli d’Amore is one more tessera in their ceaseless dramaturgical, vocal, musical and visual research, alongside such wise folk as Luigi Ceccarelli and Marco Olivieri, Anusc Castiglioni and Simone Marzocchi; and it lies in that furrow where the vocal-sound alchemy of the figure is central.



fedeli d'Amore





  Ermanna Montanari / To the voice for the north face - dossier







  Marco Martinelli / Love's faithful - dossier






Naples Theatre Festival, success for “Love’s faithful” - Armida Parisi (18-6-2018)

Love's faithful - Maria Dolores Pesce (18-6-2018)

Naples Theatre Festival - Francesca Saturnino (7-7-2018)

Il fu Mattia Ferrante - Rodolfo di Giammarco (1-7-2018)

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