January 14, 2018
100th Anniversary of Puccini’s Trittico "Confini di donna"
Perfume and opera have been dear to many of our Editors and Contributors hearts (past and present) and in fact we have featured reviews of perfumes, that connect the two arts. When Contributor Ermano Picco wrote to me about a new collaborative project "Confini di donna" (which means boundaries of a woman), I thought that many of our readers would be interested in learning more:
The project “Confini di donna – new waters, lands and skies in the Puccinian Trittico, conceived by Serenella Gragnani, Fulvio Massa and Ermano Picco celebrates the 100th anniversary of Puccini's Trittico and premieres worldwide at the 64° Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago in July 8th, 2018. The project aims to offer the public a new experience engaging the five senses through Italian artistry: the intense music of Puccini, the innovative staging made of Glebanite – extraordinary matter from the recycling of fiberglass – and a synesthetic exhibition featuring designers, sculptors and master perfumers.
“While listening to Puccini’s operas, immediately pops out the sensible man who infused them with sensations through the music. In the Trittico we bathe in the Seine while hearing the musical theme from Tabarro, or again we imagine Suor Angelica, so called from the fragrant root, preparing ointments and poisons that later will be her catharsis. I imagined a synesthetic path where arts talk to each other expanding the boundaries of the curtain to let us dive into the opera, discarding so the preconceptions often keeping away the people who don’t know it, above all the younger ones”
Ermano Picco –CaFleureBon Contributor, Editor of Le gardenia nell ‘occhiello and Fragrance expert
Fulvio Massa 100th Anniversary of Puccini’s Trittico
Breaking down boundaries is the challenge of our times and at the heart of “Confini di donna” which was conceived by Serenella Gragnani, Fulvio Massa and Ermano Picco to celebrate 100 years of Puccini’s Trittico in an original way. Officially presented on December 15th, 2017) in the historical setting of Villa Paolina in Viareggio, “Confini di donna” has started the powerful road to the shores of Massaciuccoli Lake next summer to later hit Italian and foreign theaters and exhibiting spaces. The core of the project is the show that will be premiered worldwide at the 64th Festival Puccini in Torre del Lago (Viareggio, Tuscany). A spin-off from Trittico, it goes beyond the lines of the score, bringing us to a place out of time where the synesthetic experience of the five senses casts the spectator into the story making him live it far beyond the theater space. The relative-objective material the set is made of is Glebanite: this innovative matter from the recycling of fiberglass brings to life the junkyard where our society throws away wastes, what’s not useful anymore, no matter if they’re persons or things.
Serenella Gragnan 100th Anniversary of Puccini’s Trittico
Confini di donna” (boundaries of a woman), celebrating the 100th anniversary of Puccini’s Trittico is not just a show, but a comprehensive project including a multisensory path that takes the spectator by hand and guides him across life and theater to tear down one more wall, the one given by mental and artistic schemes, showing so new alchemies in becoming. Moreover, the path will be exhibiting for several weeks during the Puccini Festival summer season.
100th Anniversary of Puccini’s Trittico 64° Festival Puccini
The wide-ranging project allowed us to collaborate with prestigious partners like Puccini Festival and Comune di Viareggio, together with Italian excellences like the designer Francesca Gotti and the Glebanite Design Lab in Bergamo, young sculptors and master perfumers among which the FiFi Awards Russia winner Antonio Alessandria. We strongly believe the cross-fertilization among arts can be a further occasion to debunk prejudices against opera getting it to be discovered by a wider audience.”
Save the date July 8th, 2018 – 64° Festival Puccini
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all photos courtesy of Ermano ©
-Via Press release and my own synopsis
Michelyn Camen, Editor-in-Chief