First staged in Bad Ems in 1865, Coscoletto is an operetta by Jacques Offenbach (Cologne 1819 – Paris 1880). It is clearly set in Naples, and the sentimental affairs swing from naïve to mischievous. The author’s outlook shows he is well acquainted with the atmospheres described in the Grand Tour, and for the occasion he substitutes his famous can-can with the rhythm of tarantella.
It was never staged in Italy, and we in Martina Franca are proud to present it in a new rhythmic edition by Sandro Cappelletto and Mario Desiati. The operetta unravels with character exchanges, infatuations, poison-administering physicians, pasta-makers, and the eruption of Vesuvius.
Conductor Sesto Quatrini
Acting and words Arturo Cirillo
Coscoletto Michela Antenucci
Delfina Mariasole Mainini*
Mariana Marta Pluda*
Arsenico Nile Senatore*
Policarpo Alfonso Zambuto*
Frangipani Patrizio La Placa
*Students of Belcanto Academy “Rodolfo Celletti”
Orchestra del Teatro Petruzzelli di Bari
Coro del Festival della Valle d'Itria e della Fondazione Toscanini di Parma
Coproduction with Fondazione Arturo Toscanini and Fondazione Teatro Due di Parma
First execution in Italy
A project by Accademia del Belcanto "Rodolfo Celletti"
Thanks to PICCOLO TEATRO DI MILANO - TEATRO D'EUROPA for the costumes