Inferno (Italian for "Hell") is the first part of Dante Alighieri's 14th-century epic poem, Divine Comedy. It is an allegory telling of the journey of Dante through Hell, guided by the Roman poet Virgil. In the poem, Hell is depicted as nine circles of suffering located within the Earth. Allegorically, the Divine Comedy represents the journey of the soul towards God, with the Inferno describing the recognition and rejection of sin.
The 2015 edition of Carolina Crown transforms their sonic and visual stage into a dramatic depiction of hell as the audience takes Dante and Virgil’s cathartic journey through the various rings of sins and sinners. Beginning at the Gates of Hell, braving the harsh environments, facing Satan in the 9th ring, and ultimately escaping back to the surface of the earth, the performers deliver a thoughtful and emotional program rich with sinful imagery.
Gates of Hell – Thom Hannum, Tom Aungst and Tony Nunez
Dies Irae – Giuseppe Verdi
Symphony for Organ and Orchestra – Aaron Copland
Adagio In G Minor – Remo Giazotto
Symphony No. 9 – Ludwig van Beethoven