An evening like so many, I scroll the television programs, and find nothing interesting.
Some images capture my interest, they are on RAI 5 and the images concern Sicily.
I stop to look at this beautiful island that I had the pleasure of visiting, far and wide, last year.
It is a beautiful program that combines images with beautiful verses of poets who have described these beauties.
At a certain point it speaks of Taormina and of the beautiful Greek Theater, and while an “off camera” voice describes the theater, in the background a music that I recognize well : UN AMORE COSÌ GRANDE, performed by IL VOLO.
With amazement I’m even more interested in it, it’s a cultural program and who thought that IL VOLO was suitable to decant its beauty.
I did not expect this surprise.
Daniela Ci, was able to reproduce the video of the moment in which there are our boys.
Look at it, it’s worth it.
I translate the background words, because they are really beautiful.
GUY DE MAUPASSANT 1883
The theater of Taormina is so wonderfully situated, that there is certainly no other comparable point in the world.
Where are the people who could do such things?
Where are the men capable of building, for the fun of the crowds, buildings like this?
Those men, those of the past, had a soul and eyes, which did not resemble our own.
In their veins, with blood, flowed, something that disappeared: love and admiration for beauty.
J.W.GOETHE Trip in Italy 1787
Beyond the high rock wall that rises to peak, not far from the beach, there are two rocks, connected by a semicircle, whose shape, whatever it was by nature, has been transformed by art, so as to make it a hemicycle amphitheater for spectators.
At the foot and transversely to the stepped hemicycle, the scene was built, joining the two rocks and thus completing a gigantic work of art and nature.
If we place ourselves at the highest point, occupied by the ancient spectators, we must recognize that never, probably, a theater audience will see something similar.
I had the chills, looking at those images, listening to those beautiful and appropriate words of the ancient poets and listening to the sweetness of our guys’ song ……. and you?
Credit to owners of photos and video.