The Genuine Story by Luciano Berio
The Accurate Story is a fairly unknown opera to these who only know the main operates, this kind of as Carmen, Madama Butterfly, the Magic Flute and so forth. It was composed by Luciano Berio and composed throughout the last couple of decades.
In Act I, Berio retells the pragmatic conditions that Verdi presented in Il trovatore, particularly how he was in a position to embody basic feelings and struggles. In Act II, the very same emotions and conflicts are seemingly repeated, but while the texts are equivalent, the music and the settings are fairly diverse.
This is completed for a cause. The composer desired the audience to inquire, “Where is the real story – in the 1st or 2nd portion?” to which he would reply, “I don’t know. Perhaps in an imaginary, even truer component?”Needless to say, this could be observed as rather confusing to some men and women, as this notion of truth was not simply determinable. What seems unmistakable becomes open to discussion later on. The Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa took up this ‘idea of truth’ for his cult film Rashomon.
One particular cause for the wonderful good results of The Correct Story was due to the fantastic Italian Milva taking up her part.
An ‘opera’ in two acts, the libretto was composed by Italo Calvino. The Accurate Story first premiered on the 9th March 1982 in Milan at the Teatro alla Scala.
The Condemned Man (Bass)
The Commandant (Baritone)
Two Street-Singers (Mezzo-Soprano, Contralto)
Four Passers By (actors)
Vocal ensemble and chorus, mimes, dancers and acrobats.
During a festival, a tyrant has a man captured and executed. The murdered man’s sister decides to take revenge. She kidnaps the son of the commandant but finds herself unable to kill him. Instead, she brings him up as her personal son.
When the tyrant dies, his 2nd son requires above his rule. Neither brother knows anything about the other but they the two fall in enjoy with the same lady. Collectively, they battle one on one, resulting in death and ruin.
Through a festival – or is it a rebellion – a man is captured and executed at the whims of a tyrant. A youngster is kidnapped, but is it out of enjoy or hate? Two males fight but why do they fight? Is it more than a woman, enjoy, or is the cause nothing at all but an excuse?