With & directed by
With the BIG Neapolitan help of Principe Antonio De Curtis
TOTÒ: There is no opposition between my job – that I adore – and the fact that I am composing songs and sometimes I write melancholic verses as well. I am Neapolitan, and Neapolitans are very good at switching from laugh to tear.
Toto’s Poetry in Word and Music presents a selection of about 20 between songs and poems written by Antonio De Curtis – Toto’, included the most famous ones. The goal is to give excerpts of his art even in writing. Hopefully this way you’ll be able to meet the other side of the moon of the hemisphere Toto’.
Most of the people know Antonio De Curtis-Toto’ as an actor and it would be better to say they know him as a comic actor. Useless to say, he was so much more. He carried the spirit of a neapolitan genius, who has to express his soul in any possible way. And give credit to any different side of his soul, the comic one, the serious one, that malicious one and the romantic one.
The songs, as the poems, for Antonio De Curtis were creatures coming from the depth of his soul. Like children, he loved his songs, and he would have liked to hear people sing them. Beautiful or not, the songs for him were the way to express feelings he was ashamed to talk about in his everyday life; a way to visit his poor and painful past, that he was very proud of.
He wrote about 40 songs and 30 poems; some of the songs parteciped in important festival in Italy and abroad, the entire production –songs and poems- are published in Italy under many publishers. The songs and the poems have never been translated, as today, in english.
Technical Needs: a microphone, monitor + vcr.
THE POEMS AND THE SONGS ARE PERFORMED IN ORIGINAL, TOTO’ LIFE’S STORY IS PERFORMED IN ENGLISH.