Introduction by Gennaro Rispoli – Director of the Museo Arti Sanitarie di Napoli
The theme of our show is timeless: two musicians, Peter and Marie, walk through a garden at dusk invoking the spirits of great personalities who helped define the history of Capri for the whole of the 19th Century.
Like two moths, our protagonists move side by side, like vagabonds from nowhere. They busy themselves through music and tales in a form of séance, offering to the audience words inspired directly from the lives of artists and key figures from the history of Capri, an island 'whose soul has never ceased growing'. They live these places and recite and honour unedited poetry and original songs and popular arias, for example the emotionally moving 'Dreams of Long Ago' by Enrico Caruso, the words of which echo with this mysterious meeting of ghosts. 'I sit alone / my heart remembers / Memories of when you were mine (…..) Dreams, only dreams of long ago / Dreams of days we both knew / Time cannot……
Béatrice Muthelet – alto, Clément Noel – oboe, Anne-Elsa Tremoulet – violin, Jerome Le Franc – cello