The triumph of the tribute to Lucio Dalla at the Greek Theater of Tindari for the 2023 edition of the Stone Theater Opera Festival


By John

The success that the Sicilian Opera Choir is enjoying for the 2023 edition of the Stone Theater Opera Festival knows no pause. Among the evenings of greatest charm, energy, legend and emotion there was the homage in music to Lucio Dalla with the Sicilian Opera Choir and the orchestral ensemble in residence of the Festival directed by Francesco Costathe lead vocals of Pierdavide Caronethe children’s choir directed by Coralie Camuti And Corrado Neri, arranger and pianist. A crescendo of feelings in a context that combines eternity and legend like the Greek auditorium of the Theater of Tindari which rises, in its millenary charm, in the gulf of Patti.

A real musical marathon for an intimate, unprecedented and exclusive Lucio Dalla, precisely on the basis of the memorable recital that the Bolognese composer himself performed in Tindari in 2005, proposing all his greatest hits in a captivating chamber version. THEhe charisma, energy and eclectic conducting of Francesco Costa, at the head of the excellent Sicilian Opera Chorus and of the residence orchestra of the Stone Theater Opera Festival, set the packed cavea of ​​Tindari on fire. Pierdavide Carone enchanted with his elegant, noble and above all authentic phrasing, giving the large audience moments of pure lyricism and magic. Great explosion for a finale that overwhelmed the spectators with a truly exciting version of Attenti al wolf thanks also to the interventions of the children’s choir. Corrado Neri, refined and avant-garde musical performer, has composed a real work, contaminating, intertwining notes and emotions and above all giving Dalla’s already sublime compositions an unprecedented poetic and musical depth.

Further success of the Sicilian Opera Choir, promoter of the Opera Festival of Stone Theaters, which is animating, reawakening and bringing to life the jewels of Greek Rome antiquity of Sicily for a real renaissance of the arts, history and pride of Sicilian roots. Next appointment the musical triptych at the Ancient Theater of Taormina: from the rock of Pink Floyd, August 22nd, to the symphonism of Ennio Morricone, August 23rd, up to the eternal melodies steeped in pathos of Verdi’s masterpiece, La Traviata, August 24th, for the first time ever also in sign language.