Brighella


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Brighella

prototype of interfering servant; meddles and gossips. [Ital. Drama: Walsh Classical, 62]
See: Servant
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In the opera proper, the three nymphs (Rachel Frenkel, Lenneke Ruiten and Christina Landshamer) blend beautifully and the buffo characters (Harlequin, Brighella Scaramuccio, Truffaldino), in brightly colored costumes alluding to Oliver Hardy, ham it up at every turn--perhaps too much.
Stock characters include Pantalone ("Big Britches"), a miserly Venetian merchant; Arlecchino ("Harlequin"), dressed in brightly colored clothing; Pedrolino, with a painted white face; Dottore ("Doctor"), a lawyer or doctor; Brighella ("Bruiser"), a scoundrel; and Il Capitano, a bragging soldier, often portrayed as Spanish.
Performing with the Scottish Opera, the English National Opera - he's played comic roles such as Brighella from Ariadne auf Naxos or Alfred in Die Fledermaus.
La presenza di maschere quali Pantalone, Brighella e i Dottori, nella trama di Il Dottorato di Truffaldino, rivela in seno al gusto settecentesco l'implicita adeguatezza di una tradizione che, "se pure avviata al declino, non solo aveva profonde radici popolari, ma aveva raccolto e raccoglieva ancora, mediante i suoi piu prestigiosi interpreti, l'entusiasmo e il favore delle maggiori corti europee.
This was the Italian's fourth purchase of the sale, which also included Brighella, a Sadler's Wells filly out of a full-sister to Massillon, and P ont Allaire, a Rahy four year-old filly out of a full-sister to Caerlina.
17) Vito Pandolfi refers to several such sixteenth-century prints, suggesting that commedia figures were known in London, and Duchartre refers to Parisian engravings of Brighella and Trevellino with verses referring to their travels in France and Italy.
The great stereotypes, Pantaloon, Doctor Lombardi Brighella the chef, the lovers, buffoons and impudent servants make the evening into an uproarious event with everybody dashing in and out of doors like the Keystone Cops.
Faulls completed the triangle of dance excellence with his bully figure of Brighella, who takes Pierrot on the road to ruin.
Also lending solid support are Regan Forman as Clarice's liberated maid, Smeraldina, and Douglas Weston as the temperamental, knife-wielding innkeeper, Brighella.
Completing the cast effectively were Robert Glcadow, Brendan Tuohy and Nathaniel Peake as Truffaldino, Brighella and Scaramuccio; Rodell Rosel as the Dance Master; and Kiri Deonarine, Catherine Martin and Brittany Wheeler as Naiad, Dryad and Echo.
Castlemartin Stud offers two interesting fillies: Cocorica (1198: 3 f Croco Rouge), who won three times and is a granddaughter of Game Plan, and Brighella (1320: 3 f Sadler's Wells) from the family of Miesque and Kingmambo.