Cagliari, 1928

Teatro Politeama Regina Margherita 

 

 

 

The first staging of La Jura by Gavino Gabriel took place at the Politeama Regina Margherita in Cagliari on April 21st, 1928, and was performed four times.
The orchestra was conducted by Gino Boero, and the cast starred Carmen Melis, a soprano from Cagliari internationally renowned who interpreted Anna. On stage were a tàsgia singers and several female dancers from the village of Aggius.
In his article published on the newspaper L’Unione Sarda on April 24th, 1928, Nicola Valle firstly told the plot of the opera, then he reported the reactions of the audience: «The first and the second scene ended accompanied by the delirious cheers of the packed-out theatre, and such enthusiasm was expressed every time the curtain was dropped.  The audience appreciated mostly the first, the second and the fifth scenes. The remaining scenes were criticized: the third one was considered lacking in action and the fourth one was unnecessary, with few "well-developed" tunes and boring on the whole. But it is a mistake to think - as many people do - that listening to La Jura only once is enough for a final judgment. It is an opera made of poetry - intense poetry - rich in details: it is a simple and harmonious picture, but a glance is not enough to master it».

 

CAST

 

CICCIOTTU JACÒNI T Enzo Comi
GJOMPAULU FILIANU B Luigi Franco
ANNA MS Carmen Melis
MATALENA MS Maria Cicogna
PASCA UCCHJTTA S Marta Pau Du Lac
ANGHILESA FURITTA MS Pina Baldassarri Tedeschi
BATTISTA BURÉDDA Bar Ilio Del Chiaro
DIÉCU FASCIÓLA T Giuseppe Moretti
CICCITTU FRÉSI Bar Efisio Cau
UN PASTORE / UN VENDEMMIATORE T Salvatore Stangoni
 
Conductor Gino Boero
Choral director Enrico Dessy
Prompter Mario Doglio
 
 
 

Enzo Comi

Carmen Melis

Ilio Del Chiaro

 

Enrico Dessy

 

Marta Pau

 

Pina Baldassarri Tedeschi

 

 
STAGING
 
Scenes Scuola d’arte applicata (Oristano), directed by Francesco Ciusa
Sketches Giovannino Ciusa
 
 

Gavino Gabriel and Francesco Ciusa

Cagliari, 1928

 

 
 
 
PRESS REVIEW
 
L'Unione Sarda, 19th April 1928  
 
L'Unione Sarda, 21th April 1928  
 
L'Unione Sarda, 28th April 1928