The Porto company makes an unprecedented foray into the classical repertoire, putting the name of an author of the western dramatic canon on an artistic record for the first time.
But, we warn you, this Bourgeois Fidalgo is not “from” but “from” Molière, a device that signals an origin and denounces appropriation, if we think of the verb “to leave” in its sense of “doing or staying in pieces” . Ricardo Alves and his troupe revisit this classic from 1670, an extravagant and colorful comedy-ballet written in collaboration with
the composer Lully, mixing dances and songs.
Territory that is not even a virgin on the route of the Palmilha Dentada, just think of A Cidade dos Que Partem (2009), also a comedy of costumes disguised as musical, or vice versa. A portrait of the ambitions that devour everything and the new rich who buy everything, The Bourgeois Fidalgo continues to talk about us and our cities, in short: about our ugliness.
Subject that has centuries and centuries of actuality and future.
The Bourgeois Fidalgo from Molière
dramaturgy and staging: Ricardo Alves
plastic direction: Sandra Neves
light design: Cláudia Valente
music: Jean-Baptiste de Lully
Interpretation: Ivo Bastos, Mafalda Canhola, Maria Teresa Barbosa, Patrícia Queirós, Rui Oliveira, Tiago Araújo
coproduction: Teatro da Palmilha Dentada, Teatro Nacional São João
dur. approx .: 1:00
M / 16 years
From: 10 €
Up to: 10 €
Location: Carlos Alberto Theater, Porto
Date: August 6 to 23
Wednesday and Saturday at 19 pm
Thursday and Friday at 21 pm
Sunday at 16pm
Carlos Alberto Theater, Rua Das Oliveiras, Porto, Portugal