Le Avventure di Pinocchio

The Adventures of Pinocchio

Opera in two acts

Ancient Theatre, Tuesday 10th September 2019 @9.00pm


Musics: Antonio Cericola
Libretto: Sandro Bernabei
Special Guest: Pippo Franco as the Talking Cricket

Direction: Benedetto Zanone
Choreography: Sophie Loze, Barbara Melica
Dancers: Sophie Loze (ètoile), Asia Orlando
Scenes: Albert Van Hengel
Costumes: Accademia delle Arti Antonio Cericola – Simona Ferri

PINOCCHIO: Alejandro Escobar,
GEPPETTO: Francesco Marcacci,
BLUE FAIRY: Greta Di Forti,
MANGIAFUOCO: Vincenzo Parziale,
CAT: Nunzio Fazzini,
FOX: Laura Ranieri,
OSTE OMINO: Emanuele Rosa,
LUCIGNOLO: Artur Kaipkulov,

DIRECTOR: Giovan Battista D’Asta
ORCHESTRA: Arturo Toscanini
CHORUS >> WHITE VOICES: Accademia delle Arti Antonio Cericola – DIRECTOR OF THE CHORUS: Rosa Maria Lo Cascio



A show for families.

Pinocchio (Italian: [piˈnɔkkjo]) is a fictional character and the protagonist of the children’s novel The Adventures of Pinocchio (1883) by Italian writer Carlo Collodi. Pinocchio was carved by a woodcarver named Geppetto in a Tuscan village. He was created as a wooden puppet but he dreams of becoming a real boy. He is notably characterized for his frequent tendency to lie, which causes his nose to grow.

Pinocchio is a cultural icon. He is one of the most reimagined characters in children’s literature. His story has been adapted into other media, notably the 1940 Disney film Pinocchio.

Pinocchio is a wooden marionette (a puppet that is manipulated with wires) and not a hand puppet (directly controlled from inside by the puppeteer’s hand). But the piece of wood from which he is derived is animated, and so Pinocchio moves independently. Basically good, he often gets carried away by bad company and is prone to lying. His nose will become longer and longer once he starts lying to others. Because of these characteristics he often finds himself in trouble. Pinocchio undergoes transformations during the novel: he promises The Fairy with Turquoise Hair to become a real boy, flees with Candlewick to the Land of Toys, becomes a donkey, joins a circus, and becomes a puppet again. In the last chapter, out of the mouth of The Terrible Dogfish with Geppetto, finally stops being a puppet and becomes a real boy (thanks to the intervention of the Fairy in a dream).


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Stalls (Parterre): € 35,00 – over 65 and under 25: € 20,00
Gallery: € 25,00 – over 65 and under 25: € 15,00
Upper circle (non-numbered seats): € 15,00 – over 65 and under 25: € 12,00