14 Oct - 24 Oct 2021
Languages:  EnglishSurtitles:   Italian, English
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Venue details

Teatro di San Carlo , Via San Carlo, 98, 80133 Naples, Napoli NA, Italy

Full Production Cast & Crew

Cast & Crew

Stage director
Set designer
Costume designer
Lighting designer
Chorus master
Orchestra del Teatro di San Carlo
Coro del Teatro di San Carlo
Eliza Doolittle
Henry Higgins
Colonel Hugh Pickering

About the work

It hasn't lost its glaze after 60 years since its creation one of the most famous musicals in the history of this musical genre, which arrived at the San Carlo Theatre just two seasons ago. After its Broadway debut in March 1956, it remained on the bill for 2717 nights and then 2281 more in London, both with a very young Julie Andrews in the role of the clumsy florist Eliza Doolittle, then passed to Audrey Hepburn in the 1964 film version that ensured the immortality of the opera. As is well known, librettist Alan Lerner had taken the story from George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion (1913) working closely with composer Frederick Loewe to make it a true musical in the fashion of the moment, with hilarious scenes, misunderstandings and great choral pages. The music of My Fair Lady drags the audience into a vortex of innocent happiness, with famous melodies and entire sections that could be in any opera masterpiece, but always with lightness. The story of the mature professor who falls in love with his creature (the myth of Pygmalion), the girl to whom he teaches the rules of social elegance as well as the phonetics of the English upper class, and who instead unhinges his misogynistic worldview.
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