The project “The Seasons of Music” was created with the aim of sharing the rich cultural and artistic heritage of Montecatini Terme, a town in the heart of Tuscany, through a cinematographic sequel made up of emotional images.
Four timeless and borderless short films, each with its own identity, but all with something in common: Music and Beauty.
A famous aria of the Italian opera repertoire has been identified for each videoclip, on which the film project has been built.
- Videoclip 1: O MIO BABBINO CARO from Gianni Schicchi. Music by Giacomo Puccini
- Videoclip 2: VESTI LA GIUBBA from Pagliacci. Music by Ruggiero Leoncavallo
- Videoclip 3: E LUCEVAN LE STELLE from Tosca. Music by Giacomo Puccini
- Videoclip 4: IO SON L’UMILE ANCELLA from Adriana Lecouvreur. Music by Francesco Cilea
The filming, which began at the beginning of June 2020, is set in the beautiful Liberty buildings of the Terme di Montecatini, places rich in history and emotion, but not only.
Places and characters are suspended between dream and reality. They will stay in your heart forever.
The cast includes famous artists together with young rising stars in the international scene: Ekaterina Valiulina violinist, Francesca Maionchi soprano, Giulia Paganelli dancer, Beatrice Venezi conductor, Alberto Profeta tenor, Nicola Mugnaini tenor, Laura Pasqualetti pianist, Zarina Altynbayeva soprano.
“The Seasons of Music” will be released online in a chronological order spaced in time.
The “Book Behind the Scenes” was created to complete the filmic project.
It is a small “jewel” made of historical news, quotes, anecdotes and “emotional” images for a quick and engaging reading.