The official program of cultural events organized by the Embassy of Italy presents:
The Man with the Flower in his Mouth
(L’Uomo dal Fiore in Bocca)
Monday, 16th October 2017
Venue: Chulalongkorn University, Music Hall
Time: 19:00 hrs
On the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirandello (1867-1936), this project wishes to be a tribute from two expatriates in the Far East to the Sicilian writer, Literature Nobel Prize in 1934. The Man with the Flower in his Mouth (in Italian: L’Uomo dal Fiore in Bocca) is a 1922 play written by the Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello. A dialogue between a man aware of his incurable decease, and another one who lives without questioning death; a metaphor of the circle of life and death, personified through the deep and somehow mysterious connection between word and music.
A man tries to savour all lasting moments of his life while the other character – replaced by a pianist with a minor trouble in the execution of his music –supports him, often inadvertently. The original Pirandello play has been integrated with poems by Pier Paolo Pasolini and Jacques Prevert, while music repertoire includes classic authors such as Liszt, Chopin, Bach and original music by Alberto Firrincieli. The performance has been ideated and directed by Maurizio Mistretta, live music by Alberto Firrincieli.
The show will be represented in English Language.
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About the Festival:
The Italian Festival in Thailand is organized by the Embassy of Italy and comprises this year 57 cultural events and 5 “weeks” in the biggest Department Stores that take place throughout the year in Bangkok, covering 112 days: classical music, opera, jazz, seminars, cinema, dance, promotion of Made in Italy and a lot more.
The Festival is organized with the aim of spreading in Thailand the best of the Italian culture. Indeed, we believe that the cooperation among the two countries develops through the mutual understanding and appreciation of each other’s heritage and cultural identity.
Now at its 12th consecutive edition, the Festival has received positive reviews throughout the years, and an ever growing recognition from the general public.
All events are organized thanks to the contribution of many private sponsors and most of them are free entry upon registration.