LA FUGA IN MASCHERA

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LA FUGA IN MASCHERA

First performance in modern times

 

(...) The plots and the traditional masks of comedy suddenly sank its claws of their comedy on the numerous references to their contemporary world. That's why we designed our protagonists as of funny weird masks closer to the present day, the reinvention of a contemporary world filtered by the eighteenth century Neapolitan. So Marzucco becomes a parody of a bumbling gangster, surrounded by three henchmen inadequate to any job that is allocated to them; Elena a very clumsy girl "forced" in a dress too fancy that rubs continuously; Olimpia, a damsel that feels like a delicate flower, but it moves only if escorted by a bodyguard; Nardullo behaves like Pulcinella but is dressed Punk beast; Corallina, sly like few, masquerading as a magician dressed like a Winx Doralbo, seems the imitator loser of the Magician Otelma and Nastagio is a servant who feels like Rudolph Valentino.  To achieve the big house of  Marzucco we were a bit inspired by the concept of the old painted canvas, but we gave him a taste a bit more collegiate: the funny projections allow us to move quickly from one space to the action and characterize other in a different way all the various rooms. Minimum effort for the maximum yield. It's time for austerity! We wanted to create a bizarre world in which anything could happen. There is nothing natural and the characters seem to run away from a cartoon from Pixar. That said, we are fully aware of how crazy it is the intention of wanting to bend the musical theater of the eighteenth century to the theatrical sensibility of today. But analyzing what went on in the theaters at the time, an interesting element has catalyzed our attention. The funny opera - combining the musical theater and caught the art of comedy - has achieved something which today seems impossible: to increase the turnout of the public, involving the audience in the popular theater. It is this principle of contamination that inspired us: we have tried to throw a bridge in the street, beyond the loyal audience, with ill-concealed hope to arouse the interest of those who still think that in the theater you can only get bored.

FONDAZIONE PERGOLESI SPONTINI 

 TEATRO SAN CARLO  DI  NAPOLI



LA FUGA IN MASCHERA
by Gaspare Spontini



staged LEO MUSCATO

set design BENITO LEONORI
costume design GIUSI GIUSTINO

light design ALESANDRO VERAZZI



conductor

CORRADO ROVARIS

 



with:

Elena RUTH ROSIQUE
Olimpia CATERINA DI TONNO
Corallina ALESSANDRA MARIANELLI
Nardullo CLEMENTE DALIOTTI
Marzucco FILIPPO MORACE
Nastagio ALESSANDRO SPINA
Doralbo DIONIGI D’OSTUNI



actors:

ANDREA BARTOLA
ANDREA CAIMMI
RUFIN DHO
SIMONE LUGLIO



photo by BINCI STUDIO FOTOGRAFICO

 

 

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