The Italian opera company, which has to stage the Romulus and Ersilie opera as a guest on the Czech festival, came into an unenviable situation. In the originally promised theatre, reconstruction broke out. Fortunately, the production facility managed to provide a spare space – a gym – so the rehearsals can continue under improvised conditions.
Opera about an opera, a comedy full of different characters on the stage and in the backstageled by an overwhelmingly ambitious mother Agata – such is Donizetti's Viva la Mamma.
What’s inside the programme?
The content of the opera, the libretto in its Czech translation, the period portraits and black and white photographs from the production, the analysis and the history of the opera, the chapter devoted to the composer Gaetano Donizetti, as well as the excerpts from the satirical book Benedetto Marcello from 1720 The theater according to fashion that will entertain you with its „advices" Singers, female singers, theatre directors and mothers of famous singers.