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WE 03/07/2024 Hours 21:15 Buy from VivaTicket or Ticket office
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Parchi di Nervi – Villa Grimaldi Fassio

Il nostro amico fragile

Tribute to Fabrizio De André. Some of the most famous pieces are on the programme, with a perspective ranging from film to theatre and dance

Conceived by Antonella Riboldi Brunamonti
Artistic Direction Massimo Arduino
Conduction Alice De André
Il Mito New Trolls, Armanda De Scalzi, Cluster, Anais Drago, Andrea Filippi, I Trilli, Enzo Paci
Guest stars Eleonora AbbagnatoandCristiano De André

25 years after the death of Fabrizio De André, Il nostro amico fragile brings some of the singer-songwriter’s most famous songs back to the stage at the Parchi di Nervi, with a wide-ranging and multifaceted vision that goes from the world of cinema to that of theatre and dance, thanks to the presence of musicians and songwriters who have collaborated with De André. Alice De André, actress, will present Cristiano De André in a performance of his father’s songs, in a very personal story deeply linked to Fabrizio’s emotions and history. The presence of internationally renowned singer-songwriter and musician Cristiano De André significantly represents not only a tribute to Fabrizio De André’s past, but also to his future. Enzo Paci, who played Paolo Villaggio for RAI in a forthcoming film directed by Luca Manfredi, will narrate the close relationship that bound Paolo Villaggio and Fabrizio De André, as well as their musical collaboration in the writing of songs such as Il fannullone and Carlo Martello ritorna dalla battaglia di Poitiers. Il nostro amico fragile will also feature a performance by Eleonora Abbagnato, first Italian étoile at the Paris Opera, and from March 2023 director of the corps de ballet of the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma.

Fabrizio De André (1940 – 1999) was one of the most influential Italian singer-songwriters of the second half of the 20th century. After his classical studies in Genoa, he began playing in the musical circles of his city, coming into contact with some of the singer-songwriters who would later form the Genoese School, such as Luigi Tenco and Gino Paoli. From his earliest works – his first major success came with La canzone di Marinella, in 1962 – De André’s profound artistic sensibility was clearly evident. Central themes of his production were politics, social injustice, marginalised minorities, love, fate and death. De André distinguished himself both in his poetic writing, with unforgettable lyrics, between literary inspirations and dialectal experimentation, and in his personal musical language, rich in various references, from folk to rock, ranging also to classical and Renaissance music. His discography includes: Tutto Fabrizio De André (1966), Vol. 1° (1967), Tutti morimmo a stento (1968), Volume 3° (1968), Nuvole barocche (1969), Non all’amore, non al denaro né al cielo (1971), Storia di un impiegato (1973), Canzoni (1974), Volume 8 (1975), Rimini (1978), Fabrizio De André (1981), Creuza de mä (1984), La nuvole (1990), Anime salve (1996).