Teatro del Carretto premiered Ultimo Chisciotte on Friday, November 23rd, 2018, at the Teatro del Giglio in Lucca (Italy). On this occasion, an international study day was held in synergy with Q.Theatre project. On Friday, Iole Scamuzzi (Università degli Studi di Torino), Caterina Ruta (Università de Palermo) and Adela Presas (Autonomous University of Madrid) presented papers on the presence of Don Quixote in Italian opera. On the other hand, María Fernández Ferreiro (University of Oviedo) commented on her edition of an unpublished quixotic version written by Álvaro Custodio.
On Saturday, Maria Grazia Cipriani, director of Teatro del Carretto, conversed with Laura Palmieri about the theatrical premiere of the previous night for the radio program Il teatro di Radio3.
You can check the program here.
The activities continued the following week in Turin, and on Monday the 26th, the Università degli Studi di Torino hosted an intense day of work in which artists and academics joined hands. The act was opened, after institutional greetings, with a representation of Don Quixote by Cristiana Daneo and her original puppet.
There was also a round table composed by professors Aldo Ruffinatto (Università degli Studi di Torino), José Manuel Martín Morán (Università del Piemonte Orientale and president of the Asociación de Cervantistas) and Veroniza Orazzi (Università degli Studi di Torino) on Cervantes and the theatre. On the other hand, Maria Grazia Cipriani, Carlo Quartucci and Carla Tatò reflected on their theatrical approaches to Quixote: Ultimo Chisciotte and Sueña Quijano, respectively. Also, Stefano Moretti, Guilia Valenti (Saveria Project) and Pietro Mussino (Incontrocanto choir) commented on their future scenic approaches to the Cervantes novel in the framework of the Q.Theatre project.
Finally, between November 27 and 29 a theatrical laboratory directed by Carlo Quartucci took place.