For four consecutive Sundays from 18 September to 17 October the Auditorium Parco della Musica presents the literary event Save The Story. Under the subtitle Great writers, immortal Stories, audiences can listen as four noted contemporary Italian writers pay homage to four classic tales by retelling the stories in their own words. Organisers of the event hope to salvage the classics from the realms of academia and re-introduce the stories to the general public.
The works in question are Nikolai Gogol's The Nose, Alessandro Manzoni's The Betrothed, Edmund Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac, and a re-working of the legend of Don Giovanni, the libretto of which was written by Giovanni Bertati. The writers giving their version of the classics are Alessandro Baricco, Stefano Benni, Andrea Camilleri e Umberto Eco. Save The Story is the result of collaboration between Rome's school of journalism and writing Scuola Holden, press group Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso and the Fondazione Musica per Roma.
Each presentation begins at 21.00 and tickets cost