Impresario Dotcom

Ľubica Čekovská

Impresario Dotcom


Opera buffa in four scenes in the Italian language
Slovak and English subtitles
Libretto by Laura Olivi after Carlo Goldoni's play

The new SND building, Opera and Ballet hall
A contemporary and joyful tribute to the serious four-hundred-year-old opera genre by Ľubica Čekovská. The libretto, freely based on Carlo Goldoni's Impresario of Smyrna, was adapted by Laura Olivi. In a brilliant and modern story, the singers compete for a role at the Impresario Dotcom theatre, performing under the names of their characters from various operas (Orfeo, Olympia, Carmen, Violetta and Tamino). They are welcomed by a greedy agent, Conte Lasca, who puts them all up in a hotel suite. The singers complain vehemently about this undignified treatment yet try to keep the necessary composure for the audition in front of the impresario Dotcom. However, the audition brings unexpected challenges…
The pleiad of excellent singing and acting performances by local and guest soloists is part of Elisabeth Stöppler's clever directorial concept, which communicates perfectly in contemporary language, and Alice Meregaglia's fresh musical staging, in which the chamber orchestra of the Slovak National Theatre Opera truly shines.
Co-production with Bregenzer Festspiele
Running time: 1 hrs 30 mins with no interval
Première October 21, 2022
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Production Team

Libretto Laura Olivi
Stage Design Hermann Feuchter
Costumes Design Nicole Pleuler
Video a svetelný dizajn Fabio Stoll
Direction preparation Felix Schrödinger