THE LIBATION BEARERS/ EumenidES

Work of | Eschilo
Translator | Walter Lapini
Direction | Davide Livermore
Music | Andrea Chenna
Scenes | Davide Livermore, Lorenzo Russo Rainaldi
Costumes | Gianluca Falaschi
Lightning design | Antonio Castro
Assistant director | Sax Nicosia
Video design | D-Wok
Stage manager | Alberto Giolitti
Assistant director | Giulio Cavallini, Aurora Trovatello

PLOT

Orestes, son of Agamemnon, returns after ten years to Argos and its palace, where the throne is usurped by the murderers of his father: his mother Clytemnestra and her lover Aegisthus. On the tomb of the assassinated king, he meets handmaids who pour libations, the Coefore (libation bearers), together with his sister Electra.

Invoked with them protection by the murdered king, Orestes first kills Aegisthus and then his mother. Clytemnestra’s furious bitches, the Erinyes, relentlessly pursue him from Argos to Delphi, where the last act takes place. Apollo exits the temple, defending Orestes, in search of purification, against the Erinyes, who are excited by the ghost of the murdered queen. Orestes flees again, to Athens, where the goddess Athena entrusts the judgment on him to a new institution, a court in which jurors will have to decide whether to acquit or condemn Orestes.

Thanks to Athena’s vote, which is worth double, Orestes is acquitted, and the Erinyes adapt to the new course, becoming Eumenides (the benevolent).

CAST

LIBATION BEARERS

MUSICIANS | Diego Mingolla, Stefania Visalli
ORESTES | Giuseppe Sartori
PYLADES  | Spyros Chamilos
ELECTRA | Anna Della Rosa
THE LIBATION BEARERS | Gaia Aprea, Alice Giroldini, Valentina Virando, Chiara Osella (singer), Graziana Palazzo (singer), Silvia Piccollo (singer)

VOICE AND IMAGE OF AGAMEMNON | Sax Nicosia
CLYTEMNESTRA | Laura Marinoni
CILISSA | Maria Grazia Solano
AEGISTHUS  | Stefano Santospago
A WOMAN | Irasema Carpinteri
THE ERINYES | Maria Laila Fernandez, Marcello Gravina, Turi Moricca
GUARDS | Gabriele Crisafulli, Manfredi Gimigliano, Lorenzo Iacuzio, Roberto Marra, Francesca Piccolo

EUMENIDES

THE PYTHIA (PROPHETESS) | Maria Grazia Solano
APOLLO  | Giancarlo Judica Cordiglia
THE EUMENIDES | Laila Maria Fernandez, Marcello Gravina, Turi Moricca
GHOST OF CLYTEMNESTRA | Laura Marinoni
STATUE OF ATHENA | Federica Cinque
ATHENA | Olivia Manescalchi

DATE

JULY

Repeated on 06th July 2022

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