Big Bang Circus



Music by   Claudio Ambrosini – Libretto by Claudio Ambrosini and Sandro Capelletto


Opera in one act for four soloists, a narrator and an ensemble of sixteen musiciens  

Musical direction Marcello Panni – assistant Stephano Celeghin

Staging Christine Dormoy – assistant Jean-François Laplénie

Stage managing Philippe Marioge – Costumes Stefania Battaglia

Lights Dominique Mabileau

Sound and electoacoustic device Alvise Vidolin



Sonia Visentin , soprano - Paola Seno , mezzo-soprano - Leonardo De Lisi , tenor - Abramo Rosalen , bass - Marco Zannoni , narrator and the orchestre Ex Novo Ensemble.



The question of the origin of the universe has always obsessed peoples. From imagination to science, from science to imagination, the modern time discovered the infinites at the same moment when those who were looking for the truth were burned. The understanding of the world would be an endless circle, a back and forth between the need to know and the need to dream. Ambrosini mixes faces and voices, sometimes human, sometimes mythological or fair monsters. Between reality and delirium Big Bang Circus reconciles our sources in one circus in a shape of a question mark.



Mondial creation: La Biennale di Venezia Teatro Piccolo Arsenale 20 septembre 2002.


Production : La Biennale di Venezia / Fondazione Teatro Lirico ‘ G.Verdi ‘ di Trieste.

Collaboration : Compagnie Le Grain - Bordeaux, Unesc