Theatrical Season

The Sleeping Beauty


Saturday 23 March 2024 - 16:00
Saturday 23 March 2024 - 19:00
Sunday 24 March 2024 - 17:30

at Teatro Cucinelli, Solomeo

by the marionette theatre company Carlo Colla & Figli


by Eugenio Monti Colla

music by P. Tchaikovsky

set design and lighting Franco Citterio

costume design Eugenio Monti Colla

costumes executed by Associazione Grupporiani

Puppeteers Franco Citterio, Maria Grazia Citterio, Piero Corbella, Camillo Cosulich, Debora Coviello, Cecilia Di Marco, Michela Mantegazza, Tiziano Marcolegio, Pietro Monti, Giovanni Schiavolin, Paolo Sette

voices Milena Albieri, Loredana Alfieri, Véronique Andrin, Marco Balbi, Roberto Carusi, Mariagrazia Citterio, Fabrizio De Giovanni, Lisa Mazzotti, Gianni Quillico, Franco Sangermano

technical director Tiziano Marcolegio

filmed by Franco Citterio and Giovanni Schiavolin

production Associazione Grupporiani – Milan, City of Milan – Teatro Convenzionato

Teatro Cucinelli welcomes back the marionette theatre company Carlo Colla & Figli for a timeless classic for the whole family.

This poetic fable tells the tale of the events that had shaken France in the time of Louis XIV. These events are at the core of the curse that Desolation casts upon little Aurora. Opposing the mysterious prophecy that seals off space and halts time stands the rhyme of Fairy Harmony who enchants and lulls the little Sylphs and the castle dwellers, reenacting the ritual of the motherly figure who soothes the child’s spirit with fantastical stories. The arrival of Prince Desiré restores the taste for chivalric life, and, having defeated the creatures summoned by the wicked Desolation, the prince can hasten towards his heroic endeavor and awaken the beauty and the castle dwellers from the deep slumber into which they had fallen.