From the Salzburg Festival: "La finta semplice" (The Pretended Simpleton) by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, conducted by Michael Hofstetter, directed and choreographed by Joachim Schlömer. With Malin Hartelius (Rosina), Josef Wagner (Don Cassandro), Matthias Klink (Don Polidoro), Marina Comparato (Giacinta), Silvia Moi (Ninetta), Jeremy Ovenden (Fracasso), Miljenko Turk (Simone), Marianne Hamre (Auctoritas) and the Camarata Salzburg. The Irrfahrten (Odysseys) trilogy comprises three independent, self-contained performances that are motivically interwoven into a compelling whole through a great variety of references. Various artistic genres - music, theater, dance and video - are fused into an original form of music theater that could very well point to the future. At the beginning of the trilogy is the twelve-year-old Mozart's first opera buffa, "La finta semplice" (The Pretended Simpleton), a full-length opera with commedia dell'arte-style characters.


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