Arlecchino servitore di due padroni

Duration: three hours including 2 intervals

The performances on 2, 9 and 16  May 2020 at the Teatro Grassi in Milan will be surtitled in English.

Every season, Giorgio Strehler’s magical reinvention of the 18th century based on Carlo Goldoni’s Servant to two masters, with the priceless contribution of sets by Ezio Frigerio, returns to invade the stage of the Teatro Grassi where the magic began in 1947. To the sound of the music of Fiorenzo Carpi, a tribute to the Italian tradition of Bel Canto, the fortunes of the servant who comes up with all sorts of strategy in order to serve two masters, and thus eat twice, entertains both adults and children alike.

Harlequin is now played by Enrico Bonavera, who lends the character all of his energy as a tireless “sprite”.

Accompanying him in the creation of an exhilarating performance is a cast wearing the splendid costumes by the Oscar-winner Franca Squarciapino as though they were a second skin. Many playing their roles since the 1997 edition - directed by Giorgio Strehler for the fiftieth anniversary of the Piccolo -, the actors lend a wide range of emotions to the show: nostalgia, passion, irony, cunning, simplicity, sweetness and fun... Harlequin, servant to two masters, now in the version staged by Ferruccio Soleri, with the collaboration of Stefano de Luca, is a timeless theatrical ritual which returns, always the same yet always different. When we see the appearance on stage of the “bat”, used to capture the fly or to study, together with Brighella, how to lay the table for lunch, we can almost see, sitting beside us in the theatre, the child we used to be.

Piccolo Teatro Grassi
from 29 April to 17 May 2020
Arlecchino servitore di due padroni
by Carlo Goldoni
directed by Giorgio Strehler
staged by Ferruccio Soleri with the collaboration of Stefano de Luca
sets Ezio Frigerio, costumes Franca Squarciapino
lighting Claudio De Pace, music Fiorenzo Carpi
mime movements Marise Flach, set collaborator Leila Fteita
masks by Amleto and Donato Sarti

characters and cast
Pantalone de’ Bisognosi
 Giorgio Bongiovanni
Clarice, his daughter Lucia Marinsalta
the Dottor Lombardi Tommaso Minniti 
Silvio, his son Stefano Onofri
Beatrice, a girl from Turin dressed as a man, under the name of Federico Rasponi Annamaria Rossano
Florindo Aretusi, her lover Sergio Leone
Brighella, an inn keeper Luca Criscuoli
Smeraldina, Clarice’s maid Alessandra Gigli
Arlecchino, servant to Beatrice, and then to Florindo Enrico Bonavera
a servant of the inn, a porter Francesco Cordella
servants Walter Rizzuto /Davide Gasparro (from 12 May 2020); Maria Laura Palmeri
prompter Fabrizio Martorelli
musicians Gianni Bobbio, Francesco Mazzoleni, Leonardo Cipriani, Matteo Fagiani, Celio Regoli

a Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa production

The performances on 2, 9 and 16  May 2020 will be surtitled in English.

Subscribtion online click here

Full price € 40 | Discounted price for youngsters and the elderly (under 26 and over 65) € 23 | Children € 15
Full price € 32 | Discounted price for youngsters and the elderly (under 26 and over 65) € 20 | Children € 15

Subscriptions and full-price and promotional tickets are available for purchase online
Tickets for plays for the current season can be purchased up to one hour before the beginning of scheduled performances.

Teatro Strehler box office
Largo Greppi 1, M2 Metro Station Lanza. From Mondays to Saturdays 9.45 a.m. - 6.45 p.m.; Sundays 1 p.m. - 6 p.m.
It is possible to purchase full-price or discounted tickets (for spectators under the age of 26 or over the age of 65), as well as subscriptions.
For the final hour before the beginning of a performance, the box office is available exclusively for the production that is due to begin.

Box office line +39 02 42411889
From Mondays to Saturdays, 9.45 a.m. - 6.45 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
It is possible to purchase full price or discounted tickets (for spectators under the age of 26 or over the age of 65) as well as subscriptions.

Automatic box office Chiostro Nina Vinchi
Via Rovello 2, M1 Metro Station Cordusio. Active during the opening hours of the Chiostro
It is possible to purchase subscriptions, as well as full-price and promotional tickets
Tickets for all productions for the current season can be purchased up to one hour before the beginning of scheduled performances.

Reservations are available exclusively for subscription holders. Reservations are valid up to one month before the chosen date: for example, if a reservation is made for a show performing on 15 March, the seats must be confirmed by 15 February. The reservation must be picked up by the deadline at the Teatro Strehler box office or via the box office line.
Unconfirmed reservations will be automatically cancelled.
It is not possible to make reservations less than one month before the chosen performance date.
Please remember that printed vouchers cannot be either substituted or refunded.
Oro subscription holders can cancel vouchers which have already been issued by and no later than 6 p.m. on the day before the date on the voucher free of charge.

Important information regarding Subscriptions
For subscription holders under the age of 26 or over the age of 65, the issuing of reduced-price subscriptions is possible exclusively on presentation of a valid form of identity at the Teatro Strehler box office.
Piccolo Teatro Subscription tickets provide for the assigning of seats according to availability for the chosen date and show.

Services for the disabled
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Dedicated email for the public

For artistic reasons, access to the auditorium is not permitted once the performance has started. You may take your seat during any intervals.
Purchased tickets cannot be cancelled or substituted or be used for dates or times which differ from those indicated. 

Groups and organisations
For information on tickets and subscriptions for groups and organisations, and afternoon performances for schools and educational shows, please contact the Ufficio Promozione Pubblico e Proposte Culturali.
Tel. 02.72.333.216