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The Harlequin Salon

Jan 16-20, 2019
Created by Marco Cera
Elisa Citterio, Music Director
Guillaume Bernardi, Stage Director
Roberta Invernizzi (soprano) as Faustina Bordoni
Dino Gonçalves (actor) as Arlequino
Marco Cera (oboe) as Pier Leone Ghezzi
Elisa Citterio (violin) as Vivaldi
Felix Deak (cello) as Bononcini
Geneviève Gilardeau (violin), Patrick G. Jordan (viola), Alison Mackay (bass), Lucas Harris (lute) & Charlotte Nediger (harpsichord)
Patrick Lavender, Lighting & Video Designer
Domenico Pietropaulo, Script Consultant
Ramon Cespedes, Film Artist
Ivars Taurins, Costume & Props Consultant
Kate Duncan, Concert Manager
Alice Ferreyra & Cayla Bekk, Assistant Concert Managers
You're invited to this dazzling Roman soirée, complete with mischievous servant, famous prima donna, and a composer or two!
Meet Pier Leone Ghezzi—caricaturist, painter, and host of some of 18th-century Rome’s most popular salon parties. Tafelmusik is delighted to invite you to one of his famous soirées, where you will encounter the famous prima donna Faustina Bordoni, and discover whether Ghezzi’s mischievous Harlequin servant can thwart his master and pursue his own love interests!
Joining Elisa Citterio and a chamber ensemble drawn from Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra is one of the world’s finest singers of Italian baroque music, soprano Roberta Invernizzi. Together, they take us through arias and sinfonias by Vivaldi, Pergolesi, Porpora and more while Ghezzi (in the form of Tafelmusik’s Marco Cera) sketches his guests live for all to see.

Conductors & Soloists: 

Directed by Elisa Citterio
Created, scripted, and illustrated by Marco Cera
Roberta Invernizzi, soprano