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Stellarum Opifice

An aerial, theater and musical performance

Saturday, April 24, 2010
10:00 PM–11:30 PM

Stellarum Opifice Omaggio a suor Maria Celeste Galilei by Valeria Moretti with Federica Bern
directed by Marco Carniti
design by Nicolas Huenerwald, Marco Carniti
lighting by Paolo Ferrari
video by Francesco Scandale
music composed and performed by David Barittoni & Giacomo De Caterini

An aerial, theater and musical performance freely based on the letters from Galileo to his daughter. Galileo’s daughter Virginia, the fruit of an illicit liaison, was born in 1600. At the age of thirteen she entered into a convent where she was to remain for the rest of her short life. The letters include those written during the period when Galileo was being challenged by the Catholic church about his beliefs in the face of his scientific discoveries.