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

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 

The Giovanna D'Arco production by Saskia Boddeke has been nominated by International Opera Awards as Best new Production