"The Sacred Strings of Cantos". A Journey through The Divine Comedy - 2008

Conceived by Sonia Bergamasco and Fabrizio Gifuni

Voices: Sonia Bergamasco and Fabrizio Gifuni

Guitars: Stefano Cardi and Giulio Arnofi

Prologue: Marco Santagata

Vocal score by Sonia Bergamasco and Fabrizio Gifuni

Music supervision: Stefano Cardi

Performed in Lucera at the Festival of Mediterranean Literature, 13 September 2008

“There is a first reading of the Divine Comedy; there is no final one, because the poem, once discovered, accompanies us all the way to the end. Like the language of Shakespeare, like algebra or our own past, the Divine Comedy is a city we will never manage to explore in its entirety; the most re-read, worn-out terzina may, one evening, show me who I am, or what the universe is.”

The performance-concert Le sante corde dei canti (The Sacred Strings of Cantos) , (preceded by a ‘signature’ Prologue entrusted to the voice of Marco Santagata), offers five famous Cantos from the Divine Comedy enveloped in a musical ambience created by the sounds of two guitars and various percussion instruments that articulate the stages of the journey from Hell to Paradise, and breathe life into an uninterrupted narrative flow.

Performed by Fabrizio Gifuni, Sonia Bergamasco, Stefano Cardi and Giulio Arnofi.