Brighella


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Brighella

prototype of interfering servant; meddles and gossips. [Ital. Drama: Walsh Classical, 62]
See: Servant
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Brighella (Briga=quarrel, Costume of a servant, but with several trouble) Buffet, Flautino, short green stripes on a white background.
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.
Griffin Angela Caroline Hall Truffaldino Daoud Heidami Brighella Charles Leggett Clarice Kelly Mak Smeraldina Sarah Rudinoff Leandro Nathan Smith Deramo Todd Waring Cigolotti, Pantalone Michael Urie Tartaglia R.
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.
Las mujeres, en cambio, son distintas, asi como Florindo y Brighella (6).
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.
Al primo Zanni --que tuvo varios nombres, como Brighella, Buffetto, Beltrame-- se le encargaba un papel mas activo, el de ordenador del enredo, el que tiene Crispin en Los intereses creados; al secondo Zanni una funcion mas decorativa; pero este, al estar mas libre de compromisos en el organismo de la comedia, estaba tambien mas dispuesto para los juegos comicos y las invenciones ridiculas; su nombre mas famoso fue Arlecchino, servidor tonto o astuto, ingenuo o inteligente, que vestia un traje de colores alegres, no tenia dinero, pero gustaba a las mujeres.