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RDC 5036
Dunya Records
1 CD

Aristophanes was the finest playwright of Classical Greece. In that era comedies were performed in large open-air theaters where the audiences rushed to root for their favorite actors. Yes, they actually rooted because new comedies were presented in competitions. The shows lasted for several hours and included comic scenes, dance and music. We do not know exactly what these shows were like. They were probably something like Wanda Osiris coming down a large stairway singing, or Broadway music hall shows. One thing we know for certain: the authors staged their works and in the end someone won and the others lost.
The year in which Aristophanes presented "The Birds" in a contest, it did not win.
It was the spring of 414 B.C. and his play only took second place, perhaps because the text is not comprised merely of satirical remarks, more or less humorous, but goes beyond that. "The Birds" is still interesting to us today, after 2,500 years, because it speaks of the desire to leave the city, disappointment in the failure of grand projects for civil coexistence, intolerance toward corruption. But most of all "The Birds" tells about an impossible dream: building the ideal city.

Peisthetaerus and Evelpide are two Athenians who cannot stand living in their city any more because corruption and meanness has contaminated all their fellow citizens. Perhaps they are opponents of the regime. They are fleeing to seek out a tranquil place, a city where one can live in peace. They run into an old friend of theirs who has solved that problem for himself by turning into a bird: he has become a hoopoe. Peisthetaerus and Evelpide also want to become birds. They do and then immediately convince the other birds to join battle against men and gods. The birds are the rulers of the air, which is the most important element, therefore they can and must dominate the universe. They build fortified walls in the sky. They organize an invincible army of birds and they win. The comedy ends with Peisthetaerus marrying Zeus's lover. At the wedding feast roast birds are served: they are the opponents of the new regime.

The Cd presents the soundtrack of the theatre version of the play presented at the Spoleto Festival in June 1996.

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Banda Osiris
(Sandro Berti, Gianluigi Carlone, Roberto Carlone, Carlo Macri)
Aringa & Verdurini (Maria Cassi, Leonardo Brizzi)
Kao Dos Santos
Paolo Pizzimenti
Eugenio Allegri
Simona Barbero
Anna Coppola
Michele Di Mauro
Lucilla Giagnoni
Sandra Zoccolan
Coro Femminile Novaria diretto del Maestro Franco Iorio.


from CD Ye Katama Hod
22 September 2017 - h:21.15
Gruppo Spontaneo Trallalero
Al Chiostro - Santa Maria di Castello
Genoa - Italy

24 September 2017 - h:18.30
Arturo Stàlteri
Agriturismo Cavazzone
Via Cavazzone 4
Viano (RE) - Italy

30 September 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Forum Romeu Correia
Almada - Portugal

30 September 2017 - h:21.00
I Violini di Santa Vittoria
Chiostri di San Pietro
Reggio Emilia - Italy

30 September 2017 - h:21.30
Arturo Stàlteri
Scuderie Aldobrandini
Piazza Guglielmo Marconi 6
Frascati (RM) - Italy

01 October 2017
Cherasco, fiera

08 October 2017 - h:21.00
Arturo Stàlteri
Residenza Barcaccia
San Lorenzo di Montenero (PG)

12 October 2017 - h:20.00
Blaue Haus Doellnitz
Kasendorf - Germany

13 October 2017 - h:20.00
Kulturhammer e.v.
Thierstein - Germany

14 October 2017 - h:20.00
Gasthaus “Zum Roten Ochsen”
Rechberghausen - Germany

15 October 2017 - h:20.00
Esslingen am Neckar - Germany

27 October 2017 - h:20.30
Rätschenmühle e.V. Geislingen Schlachthausstraße 22
Geislingen - Germany

28 October 2017 - h:20.30
Feuerschloesschen Bad Honnef
Bad Honnef - Germany

04 November 2017 - h:21.30
Tre Martelli
40 years anniversary concert
Teatro Ambra
Alessandria - Italy

04 December 2017 - h:21.00
Birkin Tree
Cinema Teatro Don Natale Leone
Albisola Superiore (SV) - Italy

17 December 2017 - h:17.00
Tre Martelli
Auditorium Gambarina Museum
Alessandria - Italy

23 December 2017 - h:21.00
Liguriani & Mario Pirovano
“Invexendo de Natale”
Teatro Sociale di Camogli
Camogli (GE) - Italy

27 December 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Tivoli BBVA
Lisbon - Portugal

29 December 2017 - h:21.30
Melech Mechaya
Casa da Música
Porto - Portugal

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