A spoken and musical score that alternates between small funeral rites and songs dedicated to the departed. An offering that is an act of love, a gift and a goodbye, an intimate and personal moment, which finds strength in music. Each song brings back a memory. Each funeral is conducted by the deceased themselves, and takes a journey through the life they lived. Small Funerals is a moving and sweet show capable of welcoming pain and turning it into a rebirth.
Maurizio Rippa Singer (countertenor) and actor. Maurizio studied Baroque singing and practice. He worked with some of Italy’s top theater directors including Carmelo Bene and Antonio Latella, among others. With the latter, he collaborated on seven productions in Italy, Germany and Austria. As a countertenor, he has performed several collections of music by Pergolesi, Vivaldi, Monteverdi as well as other baroque works at various European Festivals. Maurizio has sung as a soloist in various events. He wrote and performed the piece “In music there is everything, you’d better stand still”, which received a special mention at the first edition of the Tuttoteatro.com – Dante Cappelletti Festival, while “Small funerals” was selected for the I teatri del Sacro 2019 edition.
Amedeo Monda began playing guitar at the age of 12 under the guidance of maestro Paolo Bernardini. In 2012 he started a collaboration with the “Teatro dello Sbaglio” of Grosseto. Since 2014 he is the guitarist for the Tuscan group “Orchestra Matterella”. Since 2016 he has collaborated as a theater composer and actor with the “Gruppo della Creta” theater company (Rome). In 2016, he worked as a guitarist / arranger with RAI director Massimo Cinque. In 2017, he graduated from the Siena Conservatory “Rinaldo Franci”. As a guitarist and composer, he participated in the 4th and 5th edition of the “Festival of Ecological Theater” in Stromboli, where he met Maurizio Rippa.