Weekend, what to do in Pisa and its province on January 28th and 29th
It will be a last weekend of January full of events, the one now upon us. In fact, in Pisa and its province there are numerous appointments not to be missed between Saturday 28 and Sunday 29: here are some suggestions.
At the Teatro Era in Pontedera, on 28 and 29 January, Michele Placido and Don Marzio, protagonist of ‘The coffee shop’ by Carlo Goldoni signed by the director Paolo Valerio. The production is Teatro Stabile del Friuli Venezia Giulia, Goldenart Production, Teatro della Toscana. Don Marzio is the Neapolitan nobleman who observes the small world of a Venetian campiello sitting at the café and intrigues its destinies with malice. All important figures surround him, each ambiguous and interesting: a chorus in which the play finds the fulcrum of its impeccable comic mechanism, which imprints whirling rhythms on the interactions between the characters.
On Saturday 28 January, at 9 pm in the Church of Santa Caterina, a concert will be held which represents the fulfillment of a project started last year and which involves 4 choirs from Pisa and Pistoia and the Orchestra Pisan symphony: a total of over 100 choristers and more than 40 instrumentalists are involved. In addition to two famous and much loved pieces by Fauré (il Canticle of Jean Racine and the Requiem), three choirs will be proposed by the Stabat Mater op. 58 by Dvorak, pieces of rare beauty and depth.
The Pisan association Amici della Lirica “Titta Ruffo”, to celebrate the fiftieth anniversary, will hold a concert on Saturday 28 January at 5pm at the Teatro Verdi. The event, organized under the patronage of the Municipality of Pisa and the collaboration of the Pisa Theater Foundation, will feature the soprano Sonia Ciani, the baritone Guido Dazzini, the tenor Oronzo D’Urso, the mezzo-soprano Aleksandra Meteleva and the soprano Nicoletta Hertsak. Riccardo Mascia at the piano. In the program famous arias from the masterpieces of Verdi, Mozart, Puccini, Bizet, Rossini, Donizetti and Strauss.
Saturday 28 January the Clan Destino, Ligabue’s historic band, will be in concert starting at 10pm at the Backstage Academy in Pisa to present their latest work “L’essence”. “The essence” is an immense emotional container. It is the manifesto of a group of people who have been sculpted by life’s events and come to terms with themselves by seeing themselves in the mirror with new eyes.
The documentary exhibition dedicated to the application of the racial laws in Pisa from 1938 to 1944 is underway at the State Archives of Palazzo Toscanelli. On display are documents from the funds of the Municipality and the Prefecture of Pisa, from the “secret ” ” of August 1938 until the confiscations of assets and the start of forced labor in the last years of the war conflict.
‘Butterflies. Stories of transformations’, by and with Otto Marco Mercante, directed by Tonio De Nitto and music by Leone Marco Bartolo. ‘Butterflies’ is a show made up of three surreal, funny and touching fairy tales whose main theme is transformation and which use the butterfly as a metaphor for life’s changes. The stories each address a change that is present in each person’s life.
On Saturday 28 January, a China-themed evening will be held at the Il Fortino club in Marina di Pisa: off at 5 pm with themed workshops, dinner, Taichi Chuan demonstration and Chinese New Year celebrations.
A guided excursion in the San Rossore park is scheduled for Saturday 28 January. Departure from the park entrance, arrival at the sea.
Sunday 29 January guided tour of Vicopisano. The visit includes the complete tour of the village, the entrance to the Rocca del Brunelleschi and the climb to the floors and, finally, an aperitif which will be served in the immediate vicinity.