Riccardo Barone

Composer, Pianist, Conductor, Music teacher, Researcher

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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – NOSFERATUTU – 5K

by Riccardo Barone Una furtiva lagrima of blood, pizza, spaghetti and buongiorno. The audience found hard to leave the Banquet room still absorbed by the endless, emotional, energetic, hectic flow. Tears are mixing up with laughts; the existential Shakespearean (in)human condition of Nosferatu is touching everyone’s heart, feeling heaps of pity for his traumatic childhood, …

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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT – 3.5K

by Riccardo Barone Total eclipse of the heart… just because a partial one is not enough! Sunglasses at night, an iconic song just to describe a past generation made up with heartaches, hangovery headaches, stories of everyday life that sucks more and more, sadness as a life-pose and success as time line life crescendo (from …

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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – TAKING IT UP THE OCTAVE – 4K

by Riccardo Barone 50 shades of opera is the truth! Erotism, passion, fire, seduction are hidden in the opera libretto, here showed and wisely enhanced by the duo Antoniette Halloran/Patrick Lawrence. Their catchy cabaret interacts with the audience and steals many tears because the moving interpretation of classics from “Send in the clowns” to “Quando …

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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – MADELEINE PEYROUX – 3.5K

by Riccardo Barone “It’s so quiet here in Adelaide, isn’t it?” It could be quite quiet, but the audience needs to find quietly, peacefully the right connection with the Artist on the stage. A well refined country blues atmosphere, a warm nostalgic voice coming from the past accompanied by her acoustic guitar, bass, another guitar, …

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ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2018 – CHRISTINA BIANCO – 5K

by Riccardo Barone What happens if Cher would consider having a try on Barbara Streisand’s one? How would it sound like if Whitney Houston starts to sing Celine Dion? Christina Bianco’s voice is extremely flexible, in a continuous metamorphosis, a firework with a noticeable virtuosity which states “We are our past heroes”. It is impossible …

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GREAT MOSCOW CIRCUS 2018 – 5K

by Riccardo Barone Four motorbikes, like imprisoned bumblebees trying really hard to escape from the humongous caged up sphere, have shocked the audience. Is today a good day to die walking inside/outside (even backwards) of a huge rotating spinning wheel (even blind folded) challenged by gravity and weight? If that’s not good enough for you …

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ADELAIDE FESTIVAL CENTRE – CONCRETE IMPERMANENCE – 3K

by Riccardo Barone What happens if the scenography gets involved and starts to dance and to move in a piece of contemporary dance? The sculptural objects were made of crimped paper which were able to be squeezed in and out and turn into different figures and shapes, constantly changing the scenario and the environment. Occasionally …

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FRINGE 2018 – THE PLEASURE PROJECT – 4K

by Riccardo Barone Can the clitoris save humanity? Ava Bogle, writer, actor, filmmaker, comedian and sex blogger based in LA, writes and perform this hilarious show interpreting six different characters who alternate on the stage. Six women from outher space on a mission: clitoris, this unknown, is the key (from the Greek κλείς – key) to …

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FRINGE 2018 – EMMA PASK – 3.5K

by Riccardo Barone The elegant Fortuna Spiegeltent is quite full of enthusiastic fans and friends that don’t dislike a little bit of Emma Pask’s talk between a song and another one, overall about her husband from Uruguay. Songs are standards evergreen, from Quizás quizás quizás to Beatles passing through Mas que nada, interpreted by the …

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FRINGE 2018 – MENGELE – 5K

by Riccardo Barone Sarcastically, cold as a perforating iced dart, she stands and listens. She listens to him, which has very much to say. To confess. A confession that has to emerge up to the surface, soon or later. A truthful truth, being denied and hidden behind “eroic gesta“, behind the fake wheel of world …

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