Translation by Davide Andreis
The official news today (source: Adnkronos) is the participation of Alice in the concerts that Battiato will give along with Antony and the Johnsons in Florence, at the Mandela Forum on August 31, and at the Verona Arena on September 2. Two truly unmissable concerts in which the artists will be accompanied by the Arturo Toscanini Philarmonic Orchesta and by their respective musicians.
“Rome, August 23 (Adnkronos) – Two extraordinary artists for two unique evenings:
August 31 at the Mandela Forum in Florence and September 2 at the Verona Arena.
The show will see the alternation of concerts by Franco Battiato and Antony and the Johnsons, where each artist will propose his repertoire.
The participation of Alice as a guest is confirmed on both dates: the sophisticated artist will perform some songs with Battiato.
Battiato and Antony and the Johnsons have worked in the past in the duet “Del Suo Veloce Volo” from the album ‘Fleurs 2’ (2008), an adaptation in Italian by Battiato-Sgalambro of “Frankenstein”, the original song by Antony and the Johnsons.
The two performances will be accompanied on stage by the Arturo Toscanini Philarmonic Orchestra. Established in 2002, it’s ‘the point of excellence of the Arturo Toscanini Foundation production, gained in the arts in more than thirty years experience of the Orchestra Regionale Emilia Romagna and in ancient musical tradition that has its roots in the historical Orchestra Ducale of Parma, reorganized by Niccolo Paganini.
For Antony and the Johnsons: Thomas Bartlett on piano, Rob Moose as Conductor.
For Franco Battiato: Carlo Guaitoli on piano and conducting. Also on stage Angelo Privitera, keyboards and programming, and then Davide Ferrario on guitar, Simon Tong on guitar, Andrea Torresani on bass and Giordano Colombo on drums. ”