Mittelfest — Theater

Il visconte dimezzato

Italo Calvino/Vinicio Marchioni

Piazza Duomo
90 minutes
22/07 - 21:30

Moved to Teatro Ristori

War is raging in Bohemia. Viscount Medardo of Terralba makes an assault, he is hit by a cannonball and is split in two. Only his evil half returns to rule his fiefdom. Dense with horror is the beginning of this fable, which in following the opposite deeds of the Viscount’s two ‘sides’, one ‘wretched’ and one ‘good’, stages a humanity marked by incompleteness. Vinicio Marchioni, with the musical evocations of some Radio Zastava musicians, gives voice to the truculent fate of this divided, mutilated and alienated humanity. Were it not for the cunning Pamela, with whom the Viscount’s two halves fall in love. Perhaps the future is not already written.

Performed in Italian language
In case of bad weather, the show will be held in Teatro Ristori


by Italo Calvino

with Vinicio Marchioni

and with the musicians

Leo Virgili, guitars, trombone

Walter Grison, tenor and alto saxophone

Gabriele Cancelli, trumpet, flugelhorn

Marco D’Orlando, drums

Andrea Medeot, double bass

production Mittelfest2023

for the 100th anniversary of Italo Calvino’s birth (1923-2023)

with the collaboration of Fondazione Teatro della Toscana


photo © Cosimo Buccolieri