On the hill with the salt pines

The last letters of Jacopo Ortis (Le ultime lettere di Jacopo Ortis), is one of the first and most explosive works of Ugo Foscolo.

Premiere: November 5, 2021

The show, following the footsteps of the young Giacopo that lead him irreversibly to a redemptive suicide, wants to outline the image of an era and a society that is not far from ours. A society that puts reason over emotion, moderation over virtue and impotence over passion. A society that cries out mournfully for its alienated existence, for the resurrection of high ideals, for its lost humanity and fragmented magnanimity, but remains cruel, selfish and apathetic.

The last letters of Giacopo Ortiz are one of the first and most explosive of Hugo Foscolo. This young work of his is characterized by dramatic and romantic elements, he personifies his experiences, his passions and his feelings by making Giacopolso in order to talk about the modern man.

Dionysios Solomos writes about Foscolo's Ortis: […]Read how he is captivated by the love for his country, the mercy for the poor, the respect for the great spirits and his parents, the awe of the sacred texts he reads even a moment before he died, the unbridled admiration for the beauties of creation, loves that Foscolo himself had in his soul and thus he was able to paint them vividly
Elogio di Ugo Foscolo Apanta, volume II, Ikaros publications, 1955, p. 189

Creative Team

Writer: Ugo Foscolo
Translation-Adaptation-Dramaturgy work: Nikos Ortezatos
Directed by: Nikos Ortezatos
Set Designer: Marina Gkoumla
Costume Designer: Christina Thalassa
Music composed by Paris Paraschopoulos
Lighting design: Polyvios Serdaris
Assistant director: Maria Rapanda
Promotion: Konstantinos Delaveridis
Photos: Dimitra Kouskouvata, Myra Paltidou (from the show)


Dimitris Dagalis
Maria Alexandridou
Aggelos Gougousis

The show was sponsored by the Hellinic Ministry of Culture and Sports.
With the support and cooperation of the department of Italian language and philology of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki.

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