Дата Kassa.uz
20.10.2018
01.11.2018
24.11.2018
Карло Гоцци
Постановка Марк Вайль
Сценография и костюмы Василий Юрьев
Композитор Бахадыр Закиров
Балетмейстер Бахрам Матчанов
Вокал Наталья Кобзева
Действующие лица
Узбек, молодой царь Самарканда, под видом нищего, имама, султана Хорезма Владимир Юдин
Мудзафер, бывший мясник, ныне правитель Самарканда Борис Гафуров
Саэд, в прошлом военный, ныне нищий из Кара-Корана Рустам Мамедов
Дземруда, отвергнутая жена Тартальи Райхон Уласенова, Нигора Каримбаева, Алина Цимерман
Тарталья, богатейший самаркандский купец Александр Златин
Розалинда, жительница Самарканда Юлия Плакида
Труфальдино из Бергамо, влюбленный в Смеральдину Артур Цой, Тимур Нартаджиев
Труфальдино, мечтатель Ян Добрынин
Панталоне из Венеции, ныне нищий Максим Фадеев
Анжела, дочь Панталоне, любимая Узбеком Анастасия Сергеева, Нигина Джабарова
Бригелла, ремесленник из Бергамо Алексей Писцов
Омега, дочь Бригеллы Наталья Ли, Анастасия Прядкина
Смеральдина - дочь Мудзафера, влюбленная в Труфальдино Зилола Рузиева, Галина Борисова

“Happy Beggars”

A story based on K. Gozzi’s play, but transported to Samarkand, where traditional characters of Italian Commedia del’Arte found real personalities, histories, nationalities, and and languages.

In Gozzi’s play adapted by Mark Weil – Samarkand is Babylon where Asian and European cultures, different perspectives on life, society and values all mix together.

The characters in the play befriend each other, fall in love, sometimes they fight (maybe even throw a punch), but they can’t live without each other. The play, following Commedia del’Arte’s improvisational tradition, reflects Ilkhom’s feelings about the events that take place in our lives, as well as recent history. But it isn’t just an allusion to the reality surrounding us. It is also a captivating spectacle developed by the actors on stage, most of whom are barely twenty years old. And perhaps this is why their final address to the audience is both hopeful and tragic: “Unhappy, starving people. For you we turned bread to spectacle tonight. In return, I ask you only for one thing. Turn your prayers to the sky with fervor. For us and for yourself pray to the Gods. Ask them to send us wisdom to unveil the truth. To bring back justice and peace to an unhappy country, and make all servants, whom we love like our own children – happy.”

Music used in the play: Verdi, Saint-Saines, Chaikovsky, N. Roth, Messi, Di Capua’s Neapolitan song, “O Sole Mío!”
Voices of: Maria Callas and Luciano Pavarotti
Couplets to the melody of “Seven Magpies”
The Ilkhom Theatre would like to express it’s gratitude to: Tulkin Isakov for assisting with recording the music track, Khabibullah Umarov for consulting on playing the dutar and doira, Alisher Irgashev, Nigina Yuldasheva, Lola Saifi, Elena Nurmukhamedova, and Zhanna Lavrova for taking part in designing and creating the costumes.

The play premiered in May 1992.

Duration: 2 h 50 m (with intermission)

Suggested age: 16+