2024-05-09 – 9:30 h


[Automatically Translated From Italian]

The “Maestro” does not need too much introduction: in his trophy case he has not only two Oscars, he has also won three Grammy Awards, four Golden Globes, six BAFTAs, ten David di Donatello awards, eleven Silver Ribbons, two European Film Awards, a Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement and a Polar Music Prize, more than 70 million records sold worldwide. His compositions have captivated entire generations and spanned a variety of musical genres, making him the most important soundtrack composer of all time.


The instrumental star of the concert will be the prestigious Ensemble LE MUSE, which had the honor of representing Italian musical excellence in the inauguration of the Italian semester of presidency at the EU with two unforgettable concerts in Ankara and Istanbul. Not only that, this particular all-female ensemble received the High Patronage of the President of the Italian Republic for this very performance during the concert at the Mohamed V Theater in Rabat, Morocco.


Maestro Andrea Albertini, born in 1966, is a pianist and brilliant conductor. He is the creator of the show as well as the creator of the musical ensemble Le Muse, which he directs with great mastery. Coming back from the great success with the public during the past editions of “Omaggio a Morricone – Musiche da Oscar,” in his career he has collaborated with internationally renowned soloists and orchestras, performing in major Italian theaters and beyond. For “Tribute to Morricone,” in addition to taking care of the orchestral direction, he will sit at the piano and introduce the pieces, going over the highlights of Ennio Morricone’s career with the audience and telling us the stories behind his unforgettable music.


The musical guest of the evening will be the persuasive voice of Angelica Depaoli, who will make us relive the magical atmospheres of those films that marked the history of Italian cinematography.


The high artistic value of the show is further enhanced by the participation of special guest Susanna Rigacci: the Italian-Swedish soprano who has been Morricone’s solo voice around the world since 2001 and has now chosen to continue singing him exclusively with Le Muse and Andrea Albertini.


Over the course of the evening, special reworkings of Sergio Leone’s spaghetti western soundtracks (“Once Upon a Time in the West,” “The Good the Bad and the Ugly,” “Down with the Head”) , the magical atmospheres of “Mission” the more modern tints of “Malena,” “Nuovo Cinema Paradiso,” and we will also hear a Morricone we may not have expected, namely the author of unforgettable songs such as “Se Telefonando” (brought to success by Mina) and “Here’s to you” (sung by Joan Baez).