Promo MOP VIVA LA MAMMA TR DAVID
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Viva la mamma

Gaetano Donizetti
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2h 35
Italian
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Spanish , English
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An opera where the prima donna is a baritone? Le convenienze ed inconvenienze teatrali is an excessively long and daunting title for an opera of such unrestrained delight. That is likely what German film director Helmut Käutner thought when he renamed it Viva la mamma in the famous 1969 adaptation for the rococo Cuvilliés theatre in Munich, changing the history of this work forever. First seen in Naples in 1827, this farce of a “theatre within a theatre” narrates the mishaps of a second-rate opera company as it stages the great serious drama Romolo ed Ersilia in a provincial theatre. The unbearable tensions between the two lead singers are finally resolved with the decisive intervention of one of their mothers. The co-production by Ópera de Lyon shared with the Grand Theâtre de Genève and Teatro Real is brought to life by Laurent Pelly, a tireless champion of Donizettis comedies, as one recalls from his production of La fille du régiment which we enjoyed some seasons ago.

 

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Dramma giocoso in two acts

Music by Gaetano Donizetti (1797-1848)

Libretto by Domenico Gilardoni, based on the works Le convenienze teatrali (1794) and Le inconvenienze teatrali (1800) by Antonio Simeone Sografi

Premiered at the Teatro Nuovo of Naples on the 21st of November, 1827, and in the composer's revised version at the Teatro alla Cannobiana of Milan on the 20th of April, 1831

Premiere at the Teatro Real

Production of the Teatro Real, in co-production with the Opéra National de Lyon and the Grand Théâtre de Genève

Titular Chorus and Orchestra of the Teatro Real

 

Artistic team


Conductor | Evelino Pidò 

Stage Director and Costume Designer | Laurent Pelly

Set Designer | Chantal Thomas

Light Designer | Joël Adam

Chorus Master | Andrés Máspero

 

Cast


Daria, prima donna | Nino Machaidze 

Procolo, Daria's husband | Borja Quiza

Biscroma Stappaviscere, conductor | Pietro di Bianco

Agata, the mother | Carlos Álvarez 

Luigia, seconda donna | Sylvia Schwartz

Guglielmo, primo tenore | Xabier Anduaga 

Pippetto | Carol García

Cesare Salsapariglia, the poet I Enric Martínez-Castignani

Impresario I David Oller

Director of the theatre | Luis López Navarro

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