A night in Venice
It is time for carnival in a night in Venice. It commands masks, costumes and sweet lies. Noblemen and senators flirt with fishing girls and maids, and everybody falls in love with those they cannot have. But everything can be resolved with some more drinking, partying, dancing and singing. Marriage, politics and able differences is treated with love while il mondo italiano unfolds on stage with perfumed lagoon romances, light-hearted dancers and spaghetti in long courses.
A night in Venice is by The King of Valses: Johan Strauss. His ability to combine the Italian atmosphere with valses, serenades and gondola songs is as always sublime.
I’m playing Caramello, the duke’s barber, who disguise himself as a gondolier and by fatal mistake is sailing his own girlfriend in the arms of his duke. I promise it will not be boring.
Tickets are available at the official website: polyhymnia.dk
The performance is in Danish, fully staged with orchestra, and it is held at the beautiful Royal Theater of King Christian’s Castle from 1767.