Giovanna d'Arco by Saskia Boddeke

On October the 2nd, 2016, Giovanna d’Arco, by Guiseppe Verdi, premiered at the Farnese Theatre in Parma. Saskia Boddeke, director and multimedia artist, always creates immersive experiences.
"Being at this beautiful old wooden theater is already like a total experience and we are aiming to enhance this atmosphere with video mapping and lasers. I’m interested in the strength of Giovanna, her determination in her relationship with her God. She is even willing to kill in his name. In our interpretation Giovanna realizes her mistakes, no one should be killed in obedience to a God. In wars the children are the first innocent victims. In our concept we embrace the refugee children who are wandering around Europe and connect them to Giovanna.”

Peter Greenaway contributed to the project with drawings that were used in the video projections.

The opera  Giovanna d’Arco is now available on dvd.
EAN: 0814337014568
Release date: 05 September 2018
Label: C-Major 

Verdi Festival Teatro Farnese

Opera Giovanna d'Arco by Saskia Boddeke
Teatro Farnese 2,9,15 and 20 October 2016
Strada Giuseppe Garibaldi, 16/A 43121 Parma

Credits

GIOVANNA D'ARCO

Directed by
SASKIA BODDEKE

Assistent to the director
SARA THAIZ BOZANO

Video Edit
ELMER LEUPEN

Set design
ANNETTE MOSK

Costume Design
CORNELIA DOORNEKAMP

Light design
FLORIAAN GANZEVOORT

Video design
PETER WILMS

Director of Photography
Ruzbeh Babol

Coreografie
LARA GUIDETTI

3D design
Saskia Boddeke
Elmer Leupen

Second life design
Jane Leffler (SL Jo Ellsmere)
Rebeca Bashly
Igor Ballyhoo

Picture research
Willemien Ruys

Maestro del coro
MARTINO FAGGIANI

Production management
ANNETTE MOSK

Public Relations
LYS BOUMA

Intern
Florian de Rijk

Music
GIUSEPPE VERDI
Publisher: Casa Ricordi, Milano

Interpretors
Carlo: VII LUCIANO GANCI
Giacomo: VITTORIO VITELLI
Giovanna: VITTORIA YEO
Delil: GABRIELE MANGIONE
Talbot: LUCIANO LEONI
   
Giovanna as child: LINDA VIGNUDELLI
Giovanna warrior: LAURA GUIDETTI

Conductor: RAMON TEBAR

I VIRTUOSI ITALIANI Chorus of TEATRO REGIO DI PARMA
Nuovo allestimento del Teatro Regio di Parma
Spettacolo con sopratitoli in italiano e inglese

Musical Stage Director, Choirmaster: GIANFRANCO STORTONI

Stage Manager: ALESSIO PICCO

Maestro di sala SIMONE SAVINA

Altro maestro di sala e di palcoscenico ANNA BOSACCHI DANG ANH NGA, CLAUDIO CIRELLI, IKEDA KAYOKO, DANIELA PELLEGRINO

Lights: IKEDA KAYOKO;
Subtitling: LORENZO FRONTI

Set of the Teatro Regio di Parma; CostumiLaboratorio di sartoria del Teatro Regio di Parma

Props of the Teatro Regio di Parma; Calzature CTC srl (Milano); Parrucche Mario Audello (Torino)

Make-up and Wigs: CINZIA COSTANTINO; Sopratitoli Teatro Regio di Parma

Production Manager: ILARIA PUCCI;
Technical Director": SERGIO DE GIORGI

Scenografo realizzatore e Responsabile laboratorio scenografia FRANCO VENTURI

Responsabile macchinisti FRANCESCO ROSSI; Responsabile elettricisti ANDREA BORELLI; Responsabile attrezzeria MONICA BOCCHI; Responsabile fonica GIAN MARIA PICCININI; Responsabile sartoria PAOLA TOSI; Ispettore di palcoscenico ETTORE MONI