Fanny & Alexander Ravenna-Brussels
Fanny & Alexander is an artistic alliance founded in Ravenna (Italy) in 1992 by Luigi de Angelis (director, set and lighting designer) and Chiara Lagani (dramaturgist, author and actress). Fanny & Alexander produces events from the cultural fusion of different artistic languages, including theatre, visual arts, music, cinema and literature. The Company mainly creates plays, live performances, operas and installations, all drawn from an ever changing network of artists across different disciplines, whose interaction on and off stage gives thought to the relations between tradition and new technologies. Among their recent and often prize-winners projects are Storia di un’amicizia (Story of a Friendship), the theatrical version of Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet, Se questo è Levi (If this man is Levi) and Sylvie and Bruno (Einaudi editori, 2021). Music theater is one of the most prolific field of Fanny & Alexander. We mention, amongst the operas that Luigi De Angelis has directed, Die Zauberflöte by W. A. Mozart (Teatro Comunale of Bologna, 2015) and L'isola disabitata (Teatro Alighieri of Ravenna and Opera de Dijon, 2021). From 2015 Luigi De Angelis is artist in residence in Belgium at Muziektheater Transparant, that involved him in the Jongerenopera project for the Summerschool of deSingel in Antwerp (Orfeo viajero by Claudio Monteverdi, Les Indes Galantes by Jean-Philippe Rameau amongst the projects) and, more recently, The Garden which premiered at Romaeuropa Festival in 2021 and Passio, that debuted at Klarafestival 2022.