A captivating and unforgettable stage play about what makes and shapes the mind of a ...


Presented By:

Cultural Center of the Philippines and the Philippine-Italian Association


Tickets are exclusive of 3.5% online service fees


November 21, 2019 | 7:00 PM
Tanghalang Aurelio Tolentino (CCP Little Theater)


The show is Leonardo’s true life portrayed on stage. Discovering the story behind Leonardo, the painter, the scientist, the inventor, his authentic language, his secrets, methods of working, and passions.

Renowned Italian director and actor Massimiliano Finazzer Flory's latest project brings the immensely multi-talented Leonardo da Vinci to life onstage. Being Leonardo da Vinci is a one-act play, which uses theater to stage the Italian genius's true life, art history, and science. Through the format of an impossible interview, Finazzer Flory "physically" becomes Leonardo. Dressed in period costumes and wearing make-up which reconstructs da Vinci's face, he performs in Renaissance language original texts written by Leonardo himself, among which is the famous "Trattato di pittura" (Painting Treatise). Flory's Leonardo answers questions about his childhood, his civil and military activities, and how to become a "good painter" (bono pittore), and about the relationship between Painting and Science, Painting and Sculpture, Painting and Music. He comments on "The Last Supper" and the figures of the apostles, replies to his enemies' attacks, prophesies man's flying, and finally offers maxims and aphorisms to live by in our times. 

Massimiliano Finazzer Flory, play-write, actor and director, has been creating new formats in which Philosophy and Literature merge with the performing arts. He is considered one of the most important Italian Artists on the international scene, with more than 50 different productions performed all around the world. Being Leonardo da Vinci had its première in 2015 and was presented during the World Expo in Milan, where it was played during 6 months.