A real party on stage!
Now in Valencia!
Spoken and sung show in Italian.
Subtitles available in Spanish and Valencian.
From February 29 to March 14, 2020.
|Musical direction||Scene direction||Scenography||Costumes||Illumination||Production|
|Francesco Lanzillotta||Damiano Michieletto||Paolo Fantin||Carla Teti||Alessandro Carletti||Dutch National Opera & Ballet in coproduction with the Royal Danish Opera Copenhagen and Opera Australia|
|Corinna||La Marchesa Melibea||La Contessa di Folleville||Madama Cortese||Il Cavaliere Belfiore||Il Conte di Libenskof||Lord Sidney||Don Profondo||Il Barone di Trombonok|
|Mariangela Sicilia||Marina Viotti||Albina Shagimuratova||Ruth Iniesta||Ruzil Gatin||Sergey Romanovsky||Adrian Sâmpetrean||Misha Kiria||Fabio Capitanucci|
The Countess of Folleville appears, restless at the delay in the diligence that should lead her to Reims. When he finds out that she has had an accident, she faints. In recovering, she regrets the loss of her wardrobe, although she is relieved to see her maid with a hat box that they have been able to recover from the disaster.
The travelers gather to wait for the new horses and thus continue the march; among these, the Spanish gentleman Don Álvaro and the Russian count Libenskof, who rival the love of the Polish Marquise Melibea; also Don Profondo, Italian antique dealer, and German baron Trombonok, fun with the flirtations of lovers. When it seems that the thing will go further, a claw feels out of the picture and the voice of the Roman poet Corinna intones an ode to fraternal love that serenity returns to those present. The scene is empty.
Lord Sidney, English gentleman, appears to lament his unrequited love for Corinna. Don Profondo questions him about antiques and the Englishman marches just before the poet and her friend Delia appear. When Corinna is alone, the French gentleman Belfiore arrives, who declares his love, but is rejected by her. Don Profondo, who has seen the scene, laughed at imagining the countess's reaction if he knew Belfiore's infidelity and then sang a fun monologue describing the travelers and their nations based on the contents of each baggage.
Again the impatient guests appear, who are discouraged by the news that it is not possible to hire new horses: the trip ends at this stop. Madame Cortese provides the solution with a letter announcing great celebrations in Paris after the act of Reims. The Countess Folleville invites everyone to her Parisian house, which they will arrive at the stage of the next day. To liven up the wait, they will organize a banquet with the money they planned to spend on Reims. Once the travelers are gone, Trombonok reconciles Melibea with Liebenskof.
In the garden the banquet is prepared, for which Trombonok has achieved an orchestra. The dinner is enlivened with songs sung by diners, to end with an improvisation by Corinna dedicated to the coronation of Carlos X, which is cheered by everyone with cheers in France.
Universal art works alive on stage
Les Arts is a space for meetings, for socialization. For the public who loves performing arts, the Palau de les Arts Reina Sofía offers different catering and catering services by Gourmet Catering & Spaces. Among these services is the Gastronomic Corner that is available in the Main Hall, a majestic, diaphanous and avant-garde space with spectacular views of the Turia River gardens and the city of Valencia. This innovative proposal is served in all the entreactos of the functions, with a spectacular staging of gastronomy. Attendees can enjoy, throughout the intermission, the different gastronomic corners with a careful selection of references of sweets, savory, fruits and sushi showcooking, as well as cava and champagne bars, which vary according to the different operas so that Fans enjoy a great culinary suggestion adapted and personalized according to each season.