Pinocchio - Teatro La Fenice



Pierangelo Valtinoni
Malibran Theatre
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This two-acter, created in 2001 and revised in 2006 and in 2019, is based on the international steady-seller Le avventure di Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi (1883), ostensibly a nursery tale but actually a trove of witty metaphors about the upbringing of a fully human being. Librettist Paolo Madron and composer Pierangelo Valtinoni retell the famous story in an entirely fresh fashion, with fifty-seven child actors, six adult roles, lots of choirs and a colourful orchestra. In his gentle music, both sad and beautiful, Valtinoni follows the great masters of musical tale-telling: there is much of Ravel but also a slight leaning towards Puccini and Bernstein. At the Berlin world premiere in 2006, the production was an immediate success with the audience.



Pinocchio Michela Antenucci
Geppetto Matteo Ferrara
La fata Giovanna Donadini
Il gatto/Dottor Gufo Chiara Brunello
La volpe/Dottor Corvo Christian Collia
Mangiafuoco/L’oste Rocco Cavalluzzi
Tonno/Lumaca/Pulcinella Rosa Bove
Lucignolo/Arlecchino Lara Lagni


La Fenice Orchestra
Coro voci bianche Piccoli Cantori Veneziani
Conductor Marco Paladin
Director Gianmaria Aliverta
Sets Alessia Colosso
Costumes Sara Marcucci
Lighting Elisabetta Campanelli

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