Giampaolo Testoni

FANTASIO and FORTUNIO


Two musical comedies, each in one act, in Italian
Hungarian premiere

Eight singers and hardly a dozen instruments: this could serve as a description of Giampaolo Testoni’s two one-act operas Fantasio and Fortunio, both inspired by the humour and and joie de vivre of Rossini’s own comic operas. The title characters are young dreamers who don disguises to escape into an imaginary world where their sole aim is to experience love. The contemporary Italian composer’s paired operas in which events unfold on the borderline between the planes of fantasy and reality has been staged by András Almási-Tóth in a revival of the Italian theatrical and operatic tradition: the artists of the Hungarian State Opera presented the two contemporary one-acts in Novara, Italy, in collaboration with the city’s Teatro Coccia, in December 2018.


Fantasio

General cast

Elisabetta
N.N.
King
Géza Gábor
Prince
Zoltán Megyesi
Marinoni
Marcell Bakonyi
Elisabetta
Zsófia Nagy
Confidant
Mária Farkasréti
Fantasio
Gabriella Balga
Spark
Zsolt Haja
Royal Secretary / Hartman / Gravedigger / Tailor / Flamel
Botond Ódor

Credits

Composer
Giampaolo Testoni
Libretto after the play by Alfred de Musset
Giampaolo Testoni
Conductor
Balázs Kocsár
Director, set designer
András Almási-Tóth
Costume designer
Richárd Marton
Choreographer
Csaba Sebestyén

Premiere
Dec. 21, 2018

Fortunio

General cast

Andrea, a notary
Géza Gábor
Giacometta
Zsófia Nagy
Clavaroche, an officer
Zsolt Haja
Maddalena, a housekeeper
Mária Farkasréti
Fortunio, a student in the notary
Gabriella Balga
Gugliemo, a student in the notary
Botond Ódor
Landry, a student in the notary
Marcell Bakonyi
Pietro, a gardener
Zoltán Megyesi

Credits

Composer
Giampaolo Testoni
Libretto after the play by Alfred de Musset
Giampaolo Testoni
Conductor
Balázs Kocsár
Director, set designer
András Almási-Tóth
Costume designer
Richárd Marton
Choreographer
Csaba Sebestyén

Premiere
Dec. 21, 2018

Events

2018. December 21., Fri, 20:30