The Servant of Two Masters
Co-production Theater Waidspeicher and the Thuringian Philharmonic Orchestra Gotha-Eisenach
by Carlo Goldoni | adapted for the stage by Christian Georg Fuchs
with music by Antonio Vivaldi, Johann Sebastian Bach und Heinrich Ignaz Franz Biber
puppet theatre with baroque orchestra for 10 year olds and older
Musical direction: Alexej Barchevitch
Director: Christian Georg Fuchs
Stage design and costumes: Klemens Kühn
Puppets: Peter Lutz
Puppet costumes: Kathrin Sellin
Cast: Melissa Stock*, Heinrich Bennke, Paul Günther, Tomas Mielentz
Solo violin: Alexej Barchevitch | lute und mandolin: Susanne Herre | cembalo: Jens Goldhardt/Bastian Uhlig
With the baroque orchestra of the Thuringian Philharmonic Orchestra Gotha-Eisenach
Premiere in Erfurt, Theater Waidspeicher: 28 April, 2023, at 7:30 p.m.
Premiere in Gotha, Ekhof-Theater (Castle Friedenstein): 7 July, 2023, at 6 p.m.
*Student of Contemporary Puppetry at the "Ernst Busch" Academy of Dramatic Arts
Goldoni meets Vivaldi in the turbulence of mistaken identity
Carlo Goldoni and Antonio Vivaldi both came from Venice, which was one of the greatest cultural metropolises in Europe in their time. It is quite possible that the young playwright met the old composer in the hustle and bustle of the Venetian alleyways. In our production of "The Servant of Two Masters", we invite the two Venetians to collaborate. Vivaldi's music is interwoven with Goldoni's comedy. For this production, Theater Waidspeicher is co-operating for the first time with the Thuringian Philharmonic Orchestra Gotha-Eisenach. Puppeteers and baroque specialists meet for a turbulent, love-filled, acrobatic and dazzling journey into the Venice of Truffaldino, Smeraldina and the other characters of Commedia dell'arte.