Dominated by masterstrokes of vivacious acting, this dynamic commedia dell´arte gives the audience an intense theatrical experience crowned by astonishing numbers sung by both actors and opera singers. An incredibly sophisticated systems of backdrops and drapes enriches the spectators’ visual delight.
The peculiar owner of an inn in Florence, as we know her from Carlo Goldoni’s comedy, is a very competent woman who is more versed in business than anybody else. Both the pub and the rooms are always full and many clients long to win her affection. Some of them let it show rather ostentatiously, such as the impoverished yet boastful Marquis Di Forlipopoli and the upstart, self-centred Earl d’Albafiorit. Even though serving such importunate admirers might seem amusing, the lively innkeeper finds their obtuseness gruelling. Being a jovial person, she sits up and takes notice when baron Di Ripafratta – a sworn adversary of women – walks into her pub. Mirandolina is closely bound to the starring actress Tereza Groszmannová, whose translation of the play is custom-made both for herself and her fellow actors. The characters express themselves with a well-timed vigour, allowing dynamic acting. The highly pertinent and jaunty language of the script plays skilfully with ambiguities.
Premiere: 4th October 2019 at the Reduta Theatre