Pinocchio - Teatro La Fenice


Pierangelo Valtinoni
from Fri 13.12.2019 to Sat 21.12.2019
Malibran Theatre
Malibran Theatre


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.

pictures © Gianpaolo Parodi


Conductor Enrico Calesso
Director Gianmaria Aliverta
Sets Alessia Colosso
CostumesSara Marcucci
Lighting Elisabetta Campanelli
Choreography Silvia Giordano


Pinocchio Silvia Frigato
Geppetto Omar Montanari
The fairy Giovanna Donadini
The cat/Doctor owl Chiara Brunello
The fox/Dottor crow Christian Collia
Mangiafuoco/The innkeeper Rocco Cavalluzzi
Tuna/Snail/Pulcinella Rosa Bove
Lucignolo/Arlecchino Lara Lagni


La Fenice Orchestra


Children Choir Piccoli Cantori Veneziani
Chorus Master Diana D’Alessio

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The performance lasts about 1 hours 20 minutes

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