Dei Furbi

Trilogia Mozart - Così fan Dei Furbi

Dei Furbi Company, under the direction of Gemma Beltran, keeps on researching into the poetical, lyrical and visual performing language (always spiced up with a good dosis of humor). A combination of theatre and music based on the synthesis of the three operas that Mozart and Da Ponte created together.

A very free interpretation of the best-known trilogy in operatic history: The Marriage of Figaro; Don Giovanni and Cosi fan tutte.

Dei Furbi Company, under the direction of Gemma Beltran, keeps on researching into the poetical, lyrical and visual performing language (always spiced up with a good dosis of humor). A combination of theatre and music based on the synthesis of the three operas that Mozart and Da Ponte created together.

This well-known trilogy was produced before the French Revolution with the same purpose: to make a criticism of the particular dehumanization caused by the use and abuse of the privileges of the aristocracy. In all these works, the female characters are regarded as an object in the broad sense : sexual, economic and legal.

"The constant practice of objectification of human beings transform those who inflict it in objects themselves….”

Around the story of this daring proposal rotate characters that move between the extremes of tragedy and comedy. From a playful look and under a comic appearance, they cross the trilogy representing the random fragility of human condition.

Trilogia MozArt -Così fan Dei Furbi, is the eighth show of the company that remains faithful to the simplicity of carnival, the charm and beauty of their simple human and technical resources and, above all, the perspective offered by a theatrical practice related to the tradition of the actor as central subject and object of the dramatic action.

Synopsis

An art gallery is the space in which the young characters of the opera Cosi fan tutte happily walk while admiring a piece of interactive art that resembles a giant skirt. These young lovers will split off when they fall into the trap that Don Alfonso, the gallery owner, prepares for them, demonstrating the fragility of their relationships.

The story continues through the interactive artwork that becomes inhabited by the opera Don Giovanni. As we all know, Don Giovanni runs away with his servant after raping Doña Anna and killing his father. Shortly after Doña Elvira, Zerlina and Masetto appear in a scenic game of “a play inside a play”: when we should have the celebration of the engagement of the peasants in the opera ‘Don Giovanni’, these peasants are presented as the show The Marriage of Figaro. The characters in the opera Don Giovanni represent their symmetrical characters in The Marriage of Figaro. Once the show is finished the peasants will go back to the world or Don Giovanni.

As the song sings ‘what comes around goes around’ and Don Giovanni will end up gobbled down by hell, in a hymn to life and freedom. 

Cosi fan tutte, prémiered on January 26th 1790
Mozart turned around the prejudices of the script to develop, under the trivial appearance of a comical look, a bitter allegory about the universal relativity of feelings.

The marriage of  Fígaro, opera premièred in 1786.
The marriage of Fígaro was the result of turning into an opera the comedy by Beaumarchais, a play with the reputation of being revolutionary and subversive. 

Don Giovanni, premièred in 1787 under request of the higher classes in Prague, with the clear purpose of dong a harsh criticism to the privileges of aristocracy.
 

Artistic Credits

Direction Gemma Beltran
Musical arrangements Paco Viciana
Singing Coaching David Costa and Armando Grebol
Lighting design David Bofarull
Scenic space and costum design Ramon Ivars and Gemma Beltran
Performers (5): Robert González, Marc Pujol, Queralt Albinyana, Anna Herebia and David Marcé
Covers: Toni Vinyals and Albert Mora.
Director’s Assistant Boris Daussà
Image Wave Cap
Photography Caroline Morel Fontaine
Costumes Elisa Echegaray and Anna Chwaliszewska
Coordination of the project and executive production Marta Riera and Maria Rovelló
Technician David Bofarull and Javier Muñoz
Production Baubo SCCL

With the collaboration of TEMPORADA ALTA, ATRIUM Viladecans, ICEC, NEUKÖLLNER OPER BERLIN.

Thank’s to  Associació d’Actors i Directors Professionals de Catalunya, Institut del Teatre de Barcelona,Teatral.net, Josep Maria Martí, Claudio Zulian, Alberto Fregenal, Mabel, Montse Guallar, Marta Figueras, Roger Julià, Dietrich Grosse, Oscar Merino, and Michel Fessler.

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