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A Play "Being Leonardo - an Impossible Interview" by Massimiliano Finazzer Flory



A Play

The show presents Leonardo’s true life and invites the audience to discover the story behind the painter, the scientist, the inventor with his authentic language, his secrets, his methods of working, and passions.

Renowned Italian director and actor Massimiliano Finazzer Flory's latest project is a one-act play with audio-visual reconstructions, about the Italian genius's true life, art and science. Dressed in period costumes and wearing make up which reconstructs Da Vinci's face, Finazzer performs in original texts written by Leonardo himself. Being interviewed “on stage”, Leonardo answers questions about his childhood, his civil and military activities, how to become a "good painter", and about the relationship between Painting and Science, Painting and Sculpture, Painting and Music. He comments on "The Last Supper", replies to his enemies' attacks, and finally offers maxims and aphorisms to live by in our times.

Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, Director and Performer
with Jacopo Rampini, Actor, as the interviewer

The Performance is in English and Italian (with surtitles)


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Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, a playwright, actor and director, creates new formats where philosophy and literature mingle with performing arts. He’s considered one of the leading Italian artists in the international scene, with more than 50 shows in the United States, Asia and Europe. His theatrical play "Being Leonardo da Vinci" is been on stage during the EXPO 2015 in Milan for six months. It is a successful worldwide tour already staged in: New York - Manhattan - Morgan Library; Washington - The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts; San Francisco - American Conservatory Theater; Miami - New World Symphony America's Orchestral Academy; Saint Petersburg (Russia) - Hermitage Theatre and Moscow (Russia) - Theatre Centre "Na Strastnom"; Tokyo (Japan) - Theatre Drama Kan (Waseda University) and Osaka (Japan) - Knowledge Capital Theatre; Geneva (Switzerland) - CERN, The Globe; Paris (France) - Petit Palais, Musée des Beaux - Arts de la Ville de Paris; Venice (Italy) - La Fenice Theatre; Milano (Italy) - Sacristy of Church Santa Maria delle Grazie.

Jacopo Rampini, was born in Rome, and grew up in Italy, France and in the United States.
He attended Sorbonne University in Paris and Accademia Teatro alla Scala in Milan.
Jacopo’s Theatre credits include Sam Gold’s production of A Doll’s House at the Williamstown Theatre Festival. Off-Broadway credits include The Balcony by Jean Genet's at the Access Theatre, Music-hall by Jean-Luc Lagarce at Roy Arias Studio, and Visuality at the Queens Theatre, a multimedia concert which Jacopo co-wrote with the founder of Cre. Art Box in 2016. Jacopo’s TV credits include The World Wars on the History Channel (2014), NETFLIX’s Medici: Masters of Florence (2016), and NETFLIX’s Brown Nation (2016).


Date: Thursday, April 06, 2017

Time: From 7:30 pm To 9:00 pm

Organized by : Italian Cultural Institute Singapore

Entrance : Free


RELC Auditorium, 30 Orange Grove Rd, S 258352