Premiere CABARET D’ANNUNZIOFabrizio Sinisi
D’Annunzio is “a man in whom taste and mentality, the glory and the squalor of the Italian character were summarised” (Piero Chiara). Cabaret D’Annunzio ironically reproduces this unbelievable life élan and prophetic power of someone who was not only a writer and poet of exceptional contemporaneity, but also a politician, military strategist and relentless experimenter of various expression techniques. However, above all, D’Annunzio was an excellent communicator, he was the first to understand the value of communication strategies and he adopted and managed the media with ease. Cabaret D’Annunzio belongs to the theatrical genre that connects the Italian commedia brillante and a kind of a variety avanspettacolo with Brechtian theatre; merges music and prose, poetry and biopic, didactic drama and musical, action and narration, in a grand and impossible endeavour that is always the distinctive feature of the theatre, namely, to change the course and understanding of history.