Enrico Brignano brings the musical legend of “The 7 Kings of Rome” back to the theater


By John

35 years after the first staging of a show that made the history of Italian theatre, Enrico Brignano returns to the stage the musical legend written by Gigi Magni and set to music by Nicola Piovani: “The 7 kings of Rome” (produced by Vivo Concerti & Enry B. Produzioni), a representation of the great tradition branded “Garinei e Giovannini”. It will be the Sistina Theater in Rome (and it could not be otherwise) that will host the debut of ‘The 7 Kings of Rome’ (from 8 October 2024) which however will tour throughout Italy, touching Turin (Teatro Alfieri from 11 December), Padua (Gran Teatro Geox from 18 December), Bologna (Europaditorium from 9 January 2025), Bari (Teatro Team from 22 January), Naples (Teatro Augusteo from 30 January), Milan (Teatro Arcimboldi from 19 February), Florence (Teatro Verdi from 6 March) and Catania (Teatro Metropolitan from 23 March).

The actor presents this great classic again, seeking a balance between tradition and modern times, with an adaptation that respects the previous one but certainly more corresponds to today’s taste – and times (the adaptation to the text is edited by Manuela D’Angelo). The legendary seven kings at the origin of the foundation of Rome will follow one another, in a daring alternation of Brignano disguises, between songs, dances and more and less well-known events, which can be traced back to the dawn of history. Between myth and reality, flanked by Michele Gammino in the role of Janus, part God and part narrator, Brignano will take us back in time together with a young and brilliant company, to show that ultimately, no matter how times change, the nature of man always remains the same and, centuries later, what he pursues is still the ideal of freedom that makes a life worth living.

On stage, together with Brignano and Gammino, Pasquale Bertucci, Giovanna D’Angi, Ludovica Di Donato, Michele Marra, Simone Mori, Ilaria Nestovito, Andrea Perrozzi, Andrea Pirolli, Emanuela Rei and Elisabetta Tulli. Sets by Mauro Calzavara, lighting design by Marco Lucarelli, costumes by Paolo Marcati, choreography by Thomas Signorelli, assistant director Pierluigi Iorio.