Chamber Stage

16 December
19:00
2018 | Sunday
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Der Schauspieldirektor", Georg Philipp Telemann "Pimpinone"
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Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart "Der Schauspieldirektor"

Opera in one act

Premiered on 2 December, 1975. 

Revival of the first production — 29 August, 2013.
 

Sung in Russian.

Libretto by Gottlieb Stephanie, version by Boris Pokrovsky 

 

Stage Director: Boris Pokrovsky 

Revival Director: Valery Fedorenko 

Revival Music Director: Vladimir Agronsky 

Designer: Olga Oshkalo 

Lighting Designer: Vladimir Ivakin 

Assistants to Director: Yaroslav Radivonik, Lyudmila Sokolenko 

 

Synopsis

Place: Vienna

Time: 1786

Frank, the impresario (along with the buffo singer, Buff, who assists him) audition two actresses to be part of his new theatrical company. While both are hired, they then argue over who will get the prime role and who will be paid the most. To illustrate their strengths, each sings a striking aria to back her claim (Herz: "Da schlägt die Abschiedsstunde", Silberklang: "Bester Jüngling"). An agreement is reached when the tenor, Vogelsang, intervenes, in what Rushton describes as a hilarious trio, Ich bin die erste Sängerin ("I am the prima donna") compromise is agreed to with each receiving "large salaries and star billing".[5] The work ended with the quartet "Jeder Künstler strebt nach Ehre" (Every artist strives for glory).

 

Georg Philipp Telemann "Pimpinone"

Opera in one act

Premiered on 2 December, 1975. 

Revival of the first production — 29 August, 2013.
 

Sung in Russian 
(translation by Irina Maslennikova) 
Libretto by Johann Philipp Pretorius 

Stage Director: Arne Mikk 
Music Director: Vladimir Agronsky 
Designer: Yulia Aks 

Plot

Vespetta the chambermaid wheedles her way into marrying her employer, old Pimpinone. Once married she shows her waspish nature (the name Vespetta means "little wasp") and completely dominates her husband.


Main Stage 1 Teatralnaya ploschad (1 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
New Stage 4/2 Teatralnaya ploschad (4/2 Theatre Square), Moscow, Russia
 
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