In breve

Exclusive premiere for the Venetian Summer at Goldoni Theatre with The Misadventures of Arlecchino presenting two shows of “Commedia dell’Arte”: Arlecchino’s son lost and found again and Arlecchino and the Magic Ring.
Written during Carlo Goldoni’s French period, these fairly unknown plays have for protagonist Arlecchino, the legendary mask and they are rediscovered and reinvented in all their glory with music, costumes, duels and just a bit of blues.

  • by Carlo Goldoni
  • translation and adaptation Marco Zoppello
  • direction Marco Zoppello
  • scenery design Alberto Nonnato
  • costumes Lauretta Salvagnin
  • masks Roberto Maria Macchi
  • light design Paolo Pollo Rodighiero
  • director assistant Maria Roberta Strazzella
  • production Teatro Stabile del Veneto 2019

Arlecchino’s son
lost and found again

In a faraway village in the valley region near Bergamo, there were two lovers, Rosaura and Florindo, who got married in secret and had a child, during the same period Arlecchino and his wife Camilla celebrated the birth of their daughter as well. The plot develops with misunderstandings and switches of children and reaches its highest with Arlecchino’s jealousy temper tantrums. Camilla is the embodiment of drama, with her crisis over her husband accusing her of cheating and the desperation for a daughter believed dead.
The game of misunderstanding is a stepping stone for Commedia dell’Arte and allows the actors to recreate on stage all those universal conflicts which harbour in every human being: the hunger for power and money, the forbidden love and the green monster of jealousy.
Among comedy, fun and pure theatrical, joyous and musical game, the play hides a hint of black coal, a smothering ash of drama ready to set ablaze the weeds of life.


Running time 1h 20’ no interval

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Cast and characters

  • Stefano Rota Arlecchino, villager, Camilla’s husband
  • Matteo Campagnol Filene, Rosaura’s brother
  • Alice Centazzo Camilla, servant, Arlecchino’s wife
  • Emanuele Cerra Pantalone, astrologist, believed to be Rosaura’s father
  • Marco Mattiazzo Florindo, Rosaura’s secret spouse
  • Emilia Piz Marionette, French, Rosaura’s maid
  • Francesca Sartore Rosaura, believed to be Pantalone’s daughter

Arlecchino and the Magic Ring

This play is one of the last ones that Goldoni wrote for the theatres of the French capital. It explores a theme almost never presented by the Venetian author: magic. Humble cheese dealer Arlecchino leaves the city of Bergamo in secret, with the intent of committing suicide in the solitude of the woods. The reason, of course, is his belief that his wife Argentina is cheating on him. But the story is interrupted by a warlock, a mystic who proposes a solution to Arlecchino’s misfortunes: a magic ring of incredible power. Wearing it, our protagonist will forget everything, including his torments, and will be able to start anew and to fall in love with, the irony, Argentina, his wife. between misunderstandings, new romances and general confusion, Arlecchino will be declared insane and will start fight left and right until the final twist.


Running time 1h 20’ no interval

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Cast and characters

  • Stefano Rota Arlecchino, cheese dealer
  • Davide Falbo Gendarme / Warlock
  • Meredith Airò Farulla Amelia De Bisognosi, Rosaura’s mother *
  • Lorenza Lombardi Fernanda, innkeeper / bandit
  • Eleonora Marchiori Argentina, Rosaura’s maid and Arlecchino’s wife *
  • Marlon Zighi Orbi Celio, Rosaura’s lover / bandit *
  • Pierdomenico Simone Trappola, Celio’s servant

* Rosaura does not appear on stage

Calendar

From 28 June 2019 > 18 October 2019

All performances start at 7pm
Closed on Monday

June 2019

  • Friday 28
    19:00
  • Saturday 29
    19:00
  • Sunday 30
    19:00

July 2019

  • Tuesday 2
    19:00
  • Wednesday 3
    19:00
  • Thursday 4
    19:00
  • Friday 5
    19:00
  • Saturday 6
    19:00
  • Sunday 7
    19:00
  • Tuesday 9
    19:00
  • Wednesday 10
    19:00
  • Thursday 11
    19:00
  • Friday 12
    19:00
  • Saturday 13
    19:00
  • Sunday 14
    19:00
  • Tuesday 16
    19:00
  • Wednesday 17
    19:00
  • Thursday 18
    19:00

August 2019

  • Wednesday 7
    19:00
  • Thursday 8
    19:00
  • Friday 9
    19:00
  • Saturday 10
    19:00
  • Sunday 11
    19:00
  • Tuesday 13
    19:00
  • Wednesday 14
    19:00
  • Friday 16
    19:00
  • Saturday 17
    19:00
  • Sunday 18
    19:00
  • Tuesday 20
    19:00
  • Wednesday 21
    19:00
  • Thursday 22
    19:00
  • Friday 23
    19:00
  • Saturday 24
    19:00
  • Sunday 25
    19:00
  • Tuesday 27
    19:00
  • Wednesday 28
    19:00
  • Thursday 29
    19:00
  • Friday 30
    19:00
  • Saturday 31
    19:00

September 2019

  • Tuesday 3
    19:00
  • Wednesday 4
    19:00
  • Thursday 5
    19:00
  • Friday 6
    19:00
  • Saturday 7
    19:00
  • Sunday 8
    19:00
  • Tuesday 10
    19:00
  • Wednesday 11
    19:00
  • Thursday 12
    19:00
  • Friday 13
    19:00
  • Saturday 14
    19:00
  • Sunday 15
    19:00
  • Tuesday 17
    19:00
  • Wednesday 18
    19:00
  • Thursday 19
    19:00
  • Friday 20
    19:00
  • Saturday 21
    19:00
  • Sunday 22
    19:00

October 2019

  • Tuesday 8
    19:00
  • Wednesday 9
    19:00
  • Thursday 10
    19:00
  • Friday 11
    19:00
  • Saturday 12
    19:00
  • Sunday 13
    19:00
  • Tuesday 15
    19:00
  • Wednesday 16
    19:00
  • Thursday 17
    19:00
  • Friday 18
    19:00

Box Office Teatro Goldoni
Tuesday > Saturday: 10 am – 6.30 pm
Sunday 3 pm – 6.30 pm
On performance days the Box Office will be open until 7 pm

 

Cast

Smeraldina

Brighella, locandiere

Il Dottore Lombardi

Florindo Aretusi, torinese

Arlecchino, facchino

Tickets

  • Adult
    25 €
  • Under 26 *
    15 €
  • Family Combo *
    26 €

    (1 Adult + 1 Under 18)

  • Groups (10+) *
    10 €
  • * All these tickets categories can be purchased only at the Box Office due to credentials verification

Aperitif at Florian Café + Arlecchino Show
35 €

Since 1720 Florian Café has been the symbol of Venetian social scene. Thanks to our partnership with the Café you can enjoy your cocktail sitting in the middle of Saint Mark square, like one of the aristocrats in a Carlo Goldoni’s play and later you can continue your evening in Venice’s most ancient theatre, Teatro Goldoni.
For info and booking marketing@teatrostabileveneto.it

Silver Menu + Show
40 €

Famous all over the world, since 2009 Hard Rock Cafè opened its doors in Venice. Thanks to our partnership you can have fun with The Misadventures of Arlecchino at Goldoni Theatre and then enjoy the best of American cuisine near Saint Mark Square.
For info and booking marketing@teatrostabileveneto.it
Hard Rock Café_Silver Menu

Teatro Goldoni

San Marco, 4650/b – 30124 Venice
Ph. +39 041 2402011 – info.teatrogoldoni@teatrostabileveneto.it

garage-san-marcoThanks to our partnership with Garage San Marco Parking reserved for our viewers, presenting your Arlecchino’s ticket you will be entitled to the following discounted fees: 12,00 € for parking between 2 pm and 4 am – 21.00 € for the first day – 20% discount for the following days

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