La Pazzia Senile - madrigal comedy by Adriano Banchieri

by Adriano Banchieri

La Pazzia Senile is the first in a series of madrigal comedies that Banchieri wrote throughout his career. Ensemble Serikon performs the earliest version, published in 1598.

In La Pazzia Senile, as in most madrigal comedies, the characters are recognised as some of the stock characters from Commedia dell'arte, such as the old merchant Pantalone, the talkative Dottor Graziano and the not-so-bright servant Burattino, as well as the young lovers Doralice and Fulvio and the dominant woman Lauretta, experienced in many of the shadier walks of life...


Artistic direction & Trombone: Daniel Stighäll
Stage direction: Tuvalisa Rangström
Scenography: Pia Davidson

Pantomime & Choreography: Karin Modigh
Pantomime & Violin: Per T Buhre

Song & Pantomime: Ingeborg Dalheim
Song & Speech: Daniel Ralphsson
Song: Karl Peter Eriksson
Recorders & Cornetto: Lene Langballe
Recorders: Emelie Roos
Theorbo & Baroque guitar: Dohyo Sol
Harpsichord: Gilbert Martinez

Masks by Torbjörn Alström

Frölunda Kulturhus



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Karin Modigh is a dancer, choreographer, stage director, creator and teacher, who discovered early dance at the age of 15. A native of Sweden living in Paris,... read more