«The Duomo gives a striking impression. Touching. Moving» Ruggero Raimondi says. The bass-baritone of Bologna tells press about his emotion while playing the prophet Mosè, for the namesake opera with Gioacchino Rossini’s music, performed among Duomo di Milano’s aisles for the first time. Four special nights, 8-11-15-18 June at 9 p.m., with the Orchestra and Choir of the Veneranda Fabbrica directed by Francesco Quattrocchi.
Among wonder and beauty «When I turned back to see what was happening behind me, I had been struck» Raimondi goes on, forewarning lights and colors effects that characterize the scenes of the show, with an evocative videomapping technique.
Multimedia and technology in the name of tradition. The beauty of the great music is still the center of a semi-scenic performance, glorifying the biblical happenings that we all know. Here what Raimondi tells about its character’s power: «I don’t know if Rossini was a believer, but from these notes comes an incredible sense of the holy. Mosè is a man: his invectives, against the pharaoh for instance, are powerful, stabbing; when he grabs the cane and divides water, he makes the music pouring with such a strength that gives me the illusion that I could lift Duomo up with my bare hands. But when I sing “From your starry threshold” notes become a stairway to even». In the name of a great meeting, the press conference ended. A challenge of heights and infinity, physical and metaphorical, that the Veneranda Fabbrica del Duomo di Milano wishes to share with the entire city.