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Prima la musica e poi le parole & Der Schauspieldirektor
Antonio Salieri & Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
from Fri 09.10.2020 to Tue 20.10.2020
Malibran Theatre
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Prima la musica e poi le parole

divertimento in one Act
Composer Antonio Salieri | libretto Giovanni Battista Casti

Der Schauspieldirektor

singspiel in one Act kv 486
Composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | libretto Gottlieb Stephanie

Emperor Joseph II was partial to musical contests. In 1786 he decided to treat his court to a doublebill show intended to poke fun at the then most popular forms of stage music in Vienna: Italian opera and the German Singspiel. Mozart’s brief one-acter Der Schauspieldirektor (The Impresario) featured just five numbers, yet the brilliant overture, the contrapuntal and vocal virtuosity of the whole, were enough to reveal the mark of an operatic genius in the making. No less successful was Salieri’s Prima la musica e poi le parole (First the Music, then the Words), which included both a caricature of Lorenzo Da Ponte as a shabby librettist and the show-stopping imitation of the starry castrato Luigi Marchesi by Nancy Storace, Mozart’s first Susanna soon later.

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CAST

Conductor Federico Maria Sardelli
Director Italo Nunziata

Assistant Director Danilo Rubeca
Light designer Andrea Benetello

Sets & Costumes Accademia di Belle Arti di Venezia

 

Prima la musica e poi le parole

 

Chappel Meister Szymon Chojnacki
Eleonora Francesca Boncompagni
Tonina Rocío Pérez
Poet Francesco Vultaggio

 

Schauspieldirektor

 

Frank Karl-Heinz Macek

Eiler Marco Ferraro

Buff Szymon Chojnacki

Herz Francesco Bortolozzo

Signora Pfeil Michela Mocchiutti

Signora Krone Roberta Barbiero

Signora Vogelsang Valeria de Santis

Signor Vogelsang Valentino Buzza

Signorina Silberklang Francesca Boncompagni

Signora Herz Rocio Perez

 

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The performance lasts about 2 hours and 20 minutes including one interval

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