"Rama and Sita are the ideals of the Indian nation"
Length: 1 hr 15 mins
Stage Direction: Marco Pucci Catena
Concept and Script: Bijoylaxmi Hota
Reela Hota – Classical Dance, Odissi
Mattia Oliviere – Opera
Raffale Abette – Opera
Federico Beneeti – Opera
Abhimanyu Lal & Group – Classical Dance, Kathak
Karnataka Kala Darshini – Musical Theatre
Guru Manohar Lal & group – Musical Theatre
Kumunthum Narmada – Classical Dance
Music Composition: Pandit Rajan Mishra (Odissi)
Maestro: Antonio Cocomazzi (Opera)
Sung In Italian, Sanskrit, Awadhi & Kannad. Titles in English
First ever collaborative musical theatrical production on the great Indian Epic, Ramayana. Featuring Italian Opera and Classical and Tribal dances from India. Premiered in Siri Fort Auditorim, New Delhi, India, December 4, 2014.
The Ramayana tells the story of Rama, considered as the seventh incarnation of the Hindu supreme-god Vishnu, whose wife Sita is abducted by Ravana, the king of Lanka (current day Sri Lanka). The hero lived a righteous life; in fact, that was why Indians consider him heroic. When Rama was a young boy, he was the perfect son. Later he was an ideal husband to his faithful wife, Sita, and a responsible ruler.
Mattia Oliviere (Opera) as Rama and Reela Hota( Odissi) as Sita star in the performances. The Live Music is provided by a most unique and interesting mix of Indian and Western Orchestra of 40 elements. Fabrizio Da Ros conducts.
“What makes the Ramleela interesting for us Europeans is the coming together of Gods, humans, and animals in one story.”— Federico Beniti/ Opera Artist, Italy