“…memory is fragile and the space of a single life is brief, passing so quickly that we never get a chance to see the relationship between events; we cannot gauge the consequences of our acts, and we believe in the fiction of past, present, and future, but it may also be true that everything happens simultaneously.” (Isabelle Allende)
Carla Regina concept, script, voice
Emanuele Modugno piano
Roberto Lisi guitar
“Things I never told you” is a show, written, directed and performed by Carla Regina, with musicians Emanuele Modugno (piano) and Roberto Lisi (guitar). The show which premiered on March the 13th 2012 in Bitonto Italy and was sponsored by local institutions and by the Dutch National Broadcaster NTR, as part of the episode about Carla Regina of the program “Het beloofde land” which aired on April the 26th 2012 on Nederland 2. The tv program was the occasion to turn the show in an open fundraising to support the project “Maternita`Lia Speranza”, runned by SMA (African mission`s Society). The African mission’s Society operates for many years in Africa. The goal is to raise money to buld a clinic for pregnant women with a full equipped delivery room, in the province of Nambuangongo, Angola. The clinic is named after and dedicated to the memory of the late Lia Speranza, friend and supporter of SMA, philantropist and activist for the poor and the destitute all over the world. The show deals with the issue of living in the moment, in an autobiographical narrative in balance between irony and nostalgia, regret and passion, a past not really past and a future which is already here. The versatility of Carla Regina, which sings opera, jazz, and folk with the same intensity and passion, her candid and open narrative, connects immediately with the audience, which identifies and feels her life like it belongs to each and every one of them.