Rebellious servants, capricious lovers, cross-dressing farce and a happy ending: the fast-paced action of this comic Baroque opera had all the ingredients to please the self-confessed ‘low-brow taste’ of an Austro-German prince, who commissioned Giuseppe Scarlatti for a piece to celebrate his son’s wedding. This is the opera’s first revival in modern times, and it takes place in the very same Baroque theatre, impeccably restored to its original glory, which hosted the first performance. With a cast of young singers drawn from Prague’s National Theatre and a stylish period-instrument ensemble, this vivid reconstruction will delight audiences as much today as it did the aristocratic guests at Český Krumlov in 1768. Filmed in High Definition and recorded in true Surround Sound.
Winner of the Havel's foundation award 2012.
Composer: Giuseppe Scarlatti
Marquise Clarice: Lenka Máčiková
Count Orazio: Aleš Briscein
Vespetta: Kateřina Kněžíková
Patrizio: Jaroslav Březina
Schwarzenberg Court Orchestra
Conductor: Vojtěch Spurný
Music Director: Sylva Smejkalová
Costumes: Jana Zbořilová
Plus: Cast Gallery / A Jewel of the Baroque: The story of the Baroque Theatre in Český Krumlov
Sound: 2.0 PCM Stereo/ DTS-HD Master Audio
Region code: All regions
Format: 1080i HD
Running time: 88+55 mins