Arriving in Matera, the feeling of contrast is strong. It is a city of juxtapositions: The Plains and the Sassi (Matera’s Ancient Cave Dwellings), shame and pride, stone and cement, noise and silence. The Sassi district, in particular, holds onto the memory of changes.
The din caused by overcrowding, the evacuation of the 70s, the deathly silence of abandonment, the repopulation of recent years – the new voice.
Silent City is an opera, made by Matera and dedicated to Matera. With the collaboration of Italian and European artists, the work investigates the cathartic and communicative power of Opera.
Opera Circus, United Kingdom
Orchestra Senzaspine, Italy
Universa Musica – Unibas, Italy
Scuola di Musica “Il Setticlavio”, Italy
Music Edinburgh College of Art, University of Edinburgh, Scotland
Conservatorio di Musica E. Duni Matera – MaterElettrica, italy
Italian Cultural Institute – Edinburgh, Scotland
Opersonic, United Kingdom
Alessandra Maltempo, Italy
Vania Cauzillo, Italy
Nigel Osborne, Scotland
Ubah Cristina Ali Farah, Italy-Somalia
Tommaso Ussardi, Italy
James Bonas, United Kingdom
Andrea Ciommiento, Italy
Anna Moscatelli, Italy
Cydney Uffindell-Phillips, United Kingdom
Zakk Hein, United Kingdom
Peter Nelson, Scotland
Operasonic, United Kingdom