Lorenzo Ferrero - Scambio di persona Scene from Le piccole storie
Lorenzo Ferrero - Le piccole storie, Dec. 9, 2007, Teatro Comunale di Modena
Le piccole storie - ai margini delle guerre is a chamber opera written in 2007. In a violent, disastrous setting, various historic-literary episodes succeed one another in which characters, mostly anonymous, are the innocent and unwilling victims of war and its devastating psychological effects. Occurrences from the Roman antiquity, the Balkan civil war, the Franco-Prussian war, and from Japan after its Second World War Capitulation criss-cross each other with short flashes of current events, bringing back the past as a dramatic dimension to our present awareness. The premiere took place on December 9, 2007 at Teatro Comunale di Modena.
"The death in battle is certainly dramatic, but the fate of those who have nothing to do with the war and never wanted it is even sadder." ~ Lorenzo Ferrero