Intermedi della Pellegrina

Antonio Archilei, Cristofano Malvezzi, Luca Marenzio, Giulio Caccini,Giovanni de’ Bardi, Jacopo Peri e Emilio de’ Cavalieri

From Sunday 16 June 2019 To Saturday 22 June 2019

Date Location Ticketing
Sunday 16 June 2019 21:15 Grotta del Buontalenti Buy 
Tuesday 18 June 2019 21:15 Grotta del Buontalenti Buy 
Saturday 22 June 2019 21:15 Grotta del Buontalenti Buy 

Sumptuous musical interludes inserted between the acts of a theatrical show - whether it be a comedy, a pastoral tale, tragedy or allegorical representation - Renaissance intermediums were considered as the forerunners of musical opera. In 1589 in Florence, in the run-up to the celebrations for the wedding of the Grand Duke Ferdinand I and Christina of Lorraine, the Count Giovanni Bardi was charged with the creation of the intermediums for the play by Girolamo Bargagli, La Pellegrina. The official event saw the coming together for this important and ambitious project of an incredible team of the most important poets and musicians of the time, such as Cristofano Malvezzi, Luca Marenzio, Giulio Caccini, Jacopo Peri, Emilio de’ Cavalieri, Antonio Archilei and Bardi himself. The spectacular show was an immediate success, so much so that the intermediums were performed in the days to follow during another two plays. Based on allegorical and moral themes of a classic style, the Six intermediums in La Pellegrina provide for choral madrigals, double and triple choirs, solo accompanied numbers and instrumental pieces, inserted into the impressive and sumptuous staging by Bernando Buontalenti.

New production
In collaboration with Gallerie degli Uffizi

First scenic representation in modern times

Itinerant opera.
No numbered seats, just some benches for who wants to be sitting.

Federico Maria Sardelli

Valentino Villa
The director thanks Raffaele Bartoli for the collaboration

Saverio Santoliquido

Alessandro Tutini

Gianluca Sbicca
The costume designer thanks Rossana Gea Cavallo for the collaboration

Marco Angelilli

Grafic photographic panels
Andrea Pizzalis

Rossana Bertini

Elena Bertuzzi

Candida Guida

Paolo Fanciullacci

Marco Scavazza

Mauro Borgioni

Orchestra Modo Antiquo

Coro Ricercare Ensemble e la Compagnia Dramatodia

Choir master
Alberto Allegrezza

One seating area 100€