'L’ingresso alla gioventù di Claudio Nerone’, September 2018

Modern world premiere of Antonio Gianettini (music) and Giambattista Neri’s (libretto) lost opera.

We are proud to announce that between 21-23 September 2018 the Teatro San Cassiano collaborated with our very own Ondřej Macek, his ‘Hof Musici’ orchestra and the Castle Theatre, Český Krumlov in the staging of L’ingresso alla gioventù di Claudio Nerone, a wonderful unknown opera by Antonio Gianettini with libretto by Giambattista Neri. Originally given at the Teatro Fontanelli, Modena in 1692, this is the perfect example of the type of lost work we intend to restore: a lost composer and a lost opera being brought back to life as an Historically Informed Performance both on stage and in the orchestra pit, using period stage machinery, scene-sets and special effects, period costumes and gestures, and all set in a candlelit theatre. Ondřej, along with stage director, Zuzana Vrbovà, and Dr Pavel Slavko, the expert responsible for the restoration of the stage machinery in Český Krumlov, brought the opera beautifully to life in Teatro San Cassiano’s first ever collaboration, returning the name of our theatre once again to opera.




The production of L’ingresso alla gioventù di Claudio Nerone also offered our Architects and Build Team the opportunity to meet together for the first time and to witness the beautiful stage machinery and scene-sets in operation at the performance. The team then reconvened on stage the following morning at a meeting hosted by Dr Pavel Slavko to examine what goes on behind the scenes and to see at first- hand how the magic can be transported to Venice. Various smaller group discussions allowed everyone a chance to address their specific areas of expertise.


The Architect and Build Team, September 2018
The Architect and Build Team, September 2018


Our CEO, Paul Atkin, noted “This is the first time we have brought our full architectural and build teams together, and when I look around I see that we have the world’s best in every specialisation. These guys are the ones making our dream become a reality.”




Progress report


Progress report