A VENETIAN AFFAIR LES AMANTS DE VENISE
PASSION – MUSIC – ART – IMPOSSIBLE LOVE
THE TRUE STORY OF FORBIDDEN LOVE IN VENICE’S 18TH-CENTURY, WHERE WE ALSO ENCOUNTER IMPORTANT PERSONALITIES OF THE TIME, INCLUDING GIACOMO CASANOVA, THE BRITISH CONSUL JOSEPH SMITH, AND THE GREAT COMPOSER JOHANN ADOLF HASSE
WITH MUSIC BY ANTONIO VIVALDI, JOHANN ADOLF HASSE AND BENEDETTO MARCELLO
PERFORMED IN ITALIAN, IN ENGLISH OR IN FRENCH
ANDREA DI ROBILANT, AUTHOR AND NARRATOR
LIESL ODENWELLER, SOPRANO
VENICE MUSIC PROJECT, ENSEMBLE
BARBE & DOUCET, STAGE DIRECTION, SCENOGRAPHY, LIGHTS
“One day, my father came home with a shoebox filled with old, compacted, mysterious letters…” — this is how we meet on stage Andrea di Robilant, the acclaimed author of the international bestseller “Un Amore Veneziano / A Venetian Affair / Les Amants de Venise.”
A VENETIAN AFFAIR is an original pastiche that fuses music, literature, theater, and the visual arts.
Enhanced by music of the time, this true love story leads us through 18th-century Venice, where Giustiniana and Andrea, secret lovers, defy the laws of the time to live their love story openly and freely.
Recommended by the
New York Times in what not to miss if you have only
« 36 hours in Venice »
Venice Music Project is revolutionizing historic and artistic preservation efforts in Venice by finding new ways to transmit the culture and history of the city, while helping to maintain its arts and heritage to the level of excellence that will ensure that the city remains alive for present and future generations.
This is possible through the Friends of Venice Music Project, the US 501c3 non-profit organization, our Associazione Culturale for Italian donations, and additionally a portion of the box office.
DURATION : 2 HOURS WITH A 10-MINUTE INTERMISSION
MUSICAL PIECES :
SINFONIA IN C MAJOR RV717 – A. VIVALDI
TU ME DA ME DIVIDI – J. HASSE
CENTO BASETTI – ANONIMO
SON QUAL NAVE – R. BROSCHI/J. HASSE
IN FURORE IUSTISSIMAE IRAE – A. VIVALDI
LUTE CONCERTO RV93– A. VIVALDI
CELLO CONCERTO RV41 – A. VIVALDI
COME MAI PUOI VEDERMI PIANGERE – B. MARCELLO
CONCERTO FOR OBOE IN D MINOR – B. MARCELLO
SE MAI TURBO IL TUO RIPOSO – J. HASSE
8 MUSICIANS, 1 SOPRANO, 1 AUTHOR & NARRATOR , 1 DIRECTOR, 1 DESIGNER
PRICES AND TERMS AVAILABLE ON REQUEST