Sunday, 12 July 2015 07:49


La finta semplice locanda bozza 1 copiaA MOZART OPERA 

8,30pm - An Aperitif at the Opera
9,30pm - La Finta Semplice

8,30pm - an Aperitif at the Opera
9,30pm - La Finta Semplice

4,00pm - an Aperitif at the Opera
5,00pm - La Finta Semplice



«At eight, my son can do what we would expect from a forty-year-old man». So said Leopold Mozart of his son, a genuine enfant prodige who, when only 12, wrote his first dramma giocoso (literally ‘playful drama’). In La finta semplice (The feigned simpleton), with words by Marco Coltellini based on an early work by Goldoni, the young composer proves himself able to deal with the many different styles and techniques of the Italian opera buffa (comic opera) which was hugely successful everywhere in Europe at the time and which evolved due to Mozart’s subsequent works.


Roland Böer studied piano, composition and orchestra conduction. Since 2009 he has been music director of Cantiere Internazionale d’Arte di Montepulciano, where since 2015 he has also been music and artistic director. He has been a guest conductor of opera and symphonic repertoire at Teatro alla Scala of Milan, Covent Garden Royal Theater and the English National Opera of London, Théâtre de la Monnaie in Bruxelles, Deutsche Oper and Komische Oper of Berlin, the Royal theater of Stolkholm, the Royal Theater of Copenhagen, Opéra du Rhin in Strasbourg, Opera of Bern, Wielki theater in Warsaw, and Volksoper of Vienna, Teatro Petruzzelli of Bari, Opéra de Nice, Hungarian State Opera House of Budapest. His new engagements for next year’s season are: at the Opera of Firenze - Maggio Musicale, at the Opéra de Nice, while at the National Theater of Prague, he will direct Elektra.

Caterina Panti Liberovici  debuted as a director in 1997 with Donizetti’s La lettera anonima at Accademia del Teatro alla Scala of Milan. She works as a director in major theatres in Italy and abroad including Oper Franfurt, the National Serbian Theatre, Festival della Valle d’Itria, Martina Franca, Teatro Carlo Felice di Genova, the National Croatian Theatre, the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow. She gives master classes and theatre training workshops for singers. For the Cantiere, she has directed L’incoronazione di Poppea by Monteverdi and Il Barbiere di Siviglia by Paisiello.


Dramma giocoso in three acts KV 51
by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (1756-1791)
libretto by Marco Coltellini,
from Carlo Goldoni
Orchestra Royal Northern College of
Music Manchester
Roland Böer, conductor
Giuseppe La Malfa, conductor (July 26th)
Simon Bode, Fracasso
Katharina Ruckgaber, Rosina
Pasquale Scircoli, Don Polidoro
Philipp Kranjc, Don Cassandro
Alessia Martino, Giacinta
Marko Ferjancic, Simone

Minni Diodati, Ninetta
Caterina Panti Liberovici, director
Sergio Mariotti, scenes
Alessandra Garanzini, costumes
Chiara Trancossi, stage designer
Chiara Lussignoli, stage lightning
Marie Lambert, assistant director