IL CAMPANELLO DI NOTTE, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, ©Dom Blake

IL CAMPANELLO DI NOTTE, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, ©Dom Blake

IL CAMPANELLO DI NOTTE, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, ©Dom Blake

IL CAMPANELLO DI NOTTE, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, ©Dom Blake

IL CAMPANELLO DI NOTTE, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, ©Therese McCarthy

IL CAMPANELLO DI NOTTE, Sydney Conservatorium of Music, ©Therese McCarthy

Il Campanello di notte

music & libretto by Gaetano Donizetti

“bright, appealing… plenty to enjoy in this show”Prima la Musica, Thursday 13 May 2010

Sydney Conservatorium of Music
MUSIC WORKSHOP,  7-8 May 2010

DIRECTOR: SALLY BLACKWOOD
Musical Director: SADAHARU MURAMATSU
Choreographer: JOHANNA PUGLISI
Set & Costume Designer: KATE SHANAHAN
Lighting Designer: PIERRE ST JUST
Surtitles: SALLY BLACKWOOD

IL CAMPANELLO DI NOTTE is a typical buffa comedy with more situations than plot.

Don Annibale Pistacchio, an apothecary, has married young Serafina who is loved by her cousin Enrico (who she has forsaken because of his womanizing). Under Naples law, the pharmacist is required to prescribe whatever medicines are required at whatever hour of the day or night. In order to thwart the consummation of the marriage, the jealous Enrico turns up throughout the marriage night, in varying disguises, ringing the apothecary’s bell (Il Campanello) and demanding treatment…

This “divertimento giocoso” in one act is a light entertaining comedy production of beautiful music and delightful characters. This is one night in the life of Foria, Naples.

ONE NIGHT. ONE BELL. LOTS OF LAUGHS.

Photo credit: © Dom Blake, Image Music Vision