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THE SERVANT OF TWO MASTERS
Carlo Goldoni

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Nearest shows: 14.11, 21.11

The immortal work of the great Italian playwright Carlo Goldoni produced by director from Piccolo Teatro di Milano, Stefano De Luca – the guardian of Giorgio Strehler’s production «Arlecchino - Servant of Two Masters» and an expert on the Commedia dell’Arte. New production by Stefano De Luca is an original attempt to combine the traditions of the Maly Theatre and the Commedia dell’Arte.

De Luca remarks: «With Russian actors I would like to create characters, who are more complex than the masks that they are wearing, more realistic, but who nevertheless remain within the limits of the comedy so that they have more inner truth. That is, of course, a great challenge.»

Younger generation of the Maly Theatre’s actors willingly accepted the challenge. «The Servant of Two Masters» is a stylish and dynamic performance that immerses the audience into the atmosphere of the extraordinary Venice Carnival, and the orchestra that is on stage during the whole show adds special flavor to a performance.

The performance is accompanied by music by Antonio Vivaldi adapted by Eduard Gleizer.

Performance Director — Stefano De Luca (Italy)

Scenography and Costume Design – Leila Fteita (Italy)

Lighting Designer – Claudio de Pace (Italy)

Composer – Antonio Vivaldi, adapted by Eduard Gleizer

Directors – Zinaida Andreeva, Andrey Tsisaruk

2nd Assistant Director – Vladimir Egorov

3rd Assistant Director – Tatiana Egorova


Premiere – December 20th, 2016

Running Time: 3 hours


A comedy
Translated by A. Dzhivelegov
The performance runs with one intermission

Roles and actors:

Pantalone Dei Bisognosi, a Venetian merchant Dmitriy Zenichev Honored Artist of Russia Vasiliy Dakhnenko

Clarice, Daughter of Pantalone Daria Shevchuk

Dr. Lombardi People's Artist of Russia Sergey Eremeev

Silvio, Son of Dr. Lombardi Konstantin Yudaev

Beatrice Rasponi, Master to Truffaldino, a lady of Turin and disguised as her brother Federigo Rasponi Olga Abramova Lidiya Milyuzina

Florindo Aretusi, Master to Truffaldino, of Turin and the love interest of Beatrice Maksim Khrustalyov

Brighella, an Innkeeper Aleksey Konovalov

Smeraldina, Maidservant to Clarice Karina Sakhanenko

Truffaldino, Servant first to Beatrice, and afterward to Florindo Sergey Potapov

Head Servant Pyotr Zhikharev

First Waiter Evgeniy Sorokin Maksim Filatov Ignatiy Kuznetsov

Second Waiter Alexander Naumov

Porter Grigoriy Skryapkin