“I take musical breaks to regenerate inspiration”

Musical programming

Giacomo Puccini
Madame Butterfly – “A beautiful die vedremo”
Maria Callas

W. A. ​​Mozart
Don Giovanni Kiri Te Kanawa, National Theater Orchestra of the Paris Opera dir. Lorin Maazel

Ennio Morricone
Once upon a Time in the West
Nascita Di Una Citta (Film by Sergio Leone, 1968)

Gioachino Rossini
Overture to William Tell
Chamber Orchestra of Europe dir. Claudio Abbado

Giacomo Puccini
Bohemian – “Che gelida manina”
Luciano Pavarotti (Rodolfo) and Mirella Freni (Mimi), Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra


Of our world taken away
Of our world taken away

– Christian Astolfi

From the early 1970s to the end of the 1980s, Narval worked at the Chantiers naval de La Seyne-sur-Mer. This time will remain that of his youth and the construction of his working-class identity. When the rumor of the closure of the shipyards for economic reasons spreads, he and his comrades enter into a fight, without ceasing to practice their profession with the same application, while the asbestos slowly poisons their bodies. In a subtle mixture of lyricism and sobriety, Christian Astolfi composes the chronicle of an existence which crosses the political and social evolution of France of the time, while revealing the desires and the sorrows of a man inhabited by the dreams of a father who will have dedicated his life to this swept away world.

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