“Today I presented my second album, it’s called Heroines and goes through two centuries of music through the stories of women, heroines and anti-heroines. We need to change the narrative of the female world to make young people grow up in a different cultural context “. This was announced by the conductor Beatrice Venezi who spoke during Sky TG24 Live In (THE STORY OF THE DAY), directly from Courmayeur. After the appointment in Florence last June, Live In is back in Courmayeur, where a day of live coverage, interviews and comparisons is also scheduled for Saturday.
“Lady Macbeth heroin and anti-heroin, censored by the Soviets”
“Some stories of women impressed me a lot. The first one I started from was Shostakovich’s Lady Macbeth. It is the story of a woman who is harassed and abused, she is a controversial character as is human nature: heroism and anti-heroism coexist in her “, Venezi said talking about her album.” The work itself was banned because it was considered unsuitable for Soviet people. The fact that the story of a woman claiming her freedom frightened an entire regime gives me satisfaction ”.
“It is necessary to change the narrative of women”
Venezi says she has always gone against the grain to express her opinion. “I realized that hanging strong positions, singing outside the choir, already in high school, could bring me problems. I was educated to always say my opinion without conforming to the opinion of others, ”said the conductor. “This album aims to propose a new narrative of women and is aimed especially at the new generations. We need to understand that women are not fragile beings who need someone to make it. It is important that young people grow up being aware of the strength and independence of the female gender ”, Venezi said.
“To change the situation of women we need to start from concrete things”
“I don’t feel like a species to protect. To change the situation you have to start with concrete things ”, Venezi said referring to the gender issue. “We need to start with equal wages, from the fact that women are the ones who suffered the most during the pandemic from a working point of view, we need to give women a real chance to pursue their careers and families. We need to work on the cultural aspect through a different narrative but also through a female network: creating solidarity between women is fundamental “.