ArtsLab Onstage to premiere T'AMMORE & BELCANTO, Begin. 10/16
In "the year of Italian culture in the United States" sponsored by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs,ArtsLab Onstage (www.ArtsLabOnstageNYC.com) will present T'Ammore, "The Spirit of Naples" and Belcanto, "The Luciano Pavarotti Heritage" at New York City Center (131 W. 55th Street). T'Ammore, will play October 16th and 18th and Belcanto, produced in collaboration with the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation, will play October 17th and 19th, all shows at 8pm.
T'Ammore, pays homage to the classic Neapolitan song and the most popular dance and mythfrom the south of Italy, the Tarantella. The story is told through music and dance by 22 performing artists and explores this myth, which starts when a tarantula spider bites the feet of young ladies who are then compelled to dance the tarantella for hours to free themselves of the spider's venom. A story of fantasy, love, and redemption, T'Ammore shows that the power of music and dance can ultimately help us reconnect to our roots.
T'Ammore is choreographed by Maestro Vittorio Biagi ( former Etoile of Maurice Bejart ), with avisual concept by Claude Tissier (former Vice President of creation for Cirque du Soleil). The original music and arrangements of the classical songs are by the Neapolitan musicians GinoMagurno and Renato Salvetti, with lyrics by Neapolitan singer and songwriter AnnalisaMadonna. T'Ammore's costume designer is Giuseppe Tramontano.
Originally produced and staged at the Menotti Theater in Spoleto, Italy, T'Ammore has also perfomed at the Arena Flegrea of Naples, at the D'Annunzio Theater in Latina and the Sistina Theater in Rome.
T'Ammore will enlighten audiences into the inestimable value of the cultural heritage of Naples,through the expression of traditional music and a dance.
The Luciano Pavarotti Foundation was established in 2007 by his wife, Nicoletta Mantovani with the aims of keeping the memory of Maestro alive through international events and to support the talented young singers eager to develop in the international opera world.
The Belcanto concerts present unique and original arrangements of popular opera arias, classic Neapolitan songs alongside international contemporary compositions arranged and performed according to the "aesthetic and stylistic canons" / "traditions" of the Italian "Belcanto."
Belcanto tells the story of the vocal style created in Italy, then travelling through Europe and finally developing into what we know today as Opera.
Belcanto is produced in collaboration with the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation and presents a tribute to the great Maestro Luciano Pavarotti. Opening Night will be a fundraiser for the Luciano Pavarotti Foundation USA.
Tickets for T'Ammore, the Spirit of Naples range from $25-$85 and tickets for Belcanto, the Luciano Pavarotti Heritage range from $25 - $110 and are available through City Tix (212) 581-1212 / 1-877-581-1212 (outside metropolitan area NY, NJ, CT).