Arlecchino servitore di due padroni

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With Enrico Bonavera in the lead role and a company of great actors that have been playing the lead roles for twenty-five years, the irresistible magic of Goldoni and Strehler’s play returns to Via Rovello in the edition staged by Ferruccio Soleri with the collaboration of Stefano de Luca.

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“This timeless Harlequin is characterised by the passage and renewal of life. It is blood that pulses and flows through the veins of a theatre both real and imaginary, just like in the human body. It has accompanied us for a lifetime, renewing time after time. Hundreds of actors have performed it. There are spectators that have seen it created, and then reborn, year after year; it has been recognised nationwide and worldwide”. This is how Giorgio Strehler described the play that he created in the summer of 1947 and renewed for 10 editions, up to the 50th anniversary of the Piccolo in 1997. Entrusted, following the death of the director (the 25th anniversary of which will be celebrated in December 2022), to Ferruccio Soleri – who, together with Stefano de Luca, has created the current edition and who, for the 2018/19 season, passed the baton to Enrico Bonavera – the play, adds de Luca “has a life of its own, even becoming a separate entity from that infusion of its creator and the actors who in turn have performed the various roles. The actors leave their mark and move on, the masks remain, reaching into eternity”. And while, for decades, the mask hid the face of Ferruccio Soleri, the role is now performed by Enrico Bonavera, who since 2000 switched between the roles of Brighella and Harlequin, who has this to say of his experience: “Everywhere I have been, I have experienced, together with the rest of the company, the joy of coming out on stage after the final dance, to take the applause hand in hand, to be part of a wonderful community, united by the same, magnificent dream”.

Duration: 180’ with two intervals

Meetings and insights

The Playbill

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
with Enrico Bonavera and (in alphabetical order) Giorgio Bongiovanni, Francesco Cordella, Luca Criscuoli, Davide Gasparro, Alessandra Gigli, Sergio Leone, Lucia Marinsalta, Fabrizio Martorelli, Tommaso Minniti, Stefano Onofri, Walter Rizzuto, Annamaria Rossano, Giorgia Senesi
and the musicians Francesco Mazzoleni, Michele Pignolo, Leonardo Cipriani, Celio Regoli, Matteo Fagiani, Raffaele Sabato (1, 2 December), Valerio Mazzucconi (21 December)
a Piccolo Teatro di Milano – Teatro d’Europa production



Category of performance Piccolo Production
Stalls full price € 40 | Discounted (under 26 and over 65) € 23
Balcony full price € 32 | Discounted (Under 26 and over 65) € 20

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