Played by young talents for a junior audience, Il pirata Barbastrisce is a contemporary opera that debuted in Teatro del Giglio, Lucca. It narrates the story of Biko and Sharifa, a couple of twins who suddenly get rid from their life of slavery in a sailing factory.
Their journey across the sea will guide the children to a wild island, inhabited by savages and a terrible pirate named Barbastrisce. In search for a treasure, the pirate and the children will discover an unexpected truth.
The libretto, written by Fabrizio Altieri, is a fairy tale full of references to the classics for children, accompanied by the music composed by Marco Simoni.
[ Stage Photography: Andrea Simi ]