AFTERNOONS AT MUTH
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Pinocchio is a real fidget. His mind is always somewhere else. Pinocchio really gets on everybody’s nerves, and is always getting into trouble. At the same time he is very open and outgoing, and becomes enthusiastic very easily. So why does he keep wandering around, instead of going home to his father Geppetto?
The acclaimed production by the Salzburg Marionette Theatre, written for the 2020 Salzburg Mozart Week, celebrates its Viennese premiere! One might well wonder: what’s a giant octopus doing in a hotel room, while Mozart’s music plays? And what’s going on with this opera singer, who seems to be having a mid-life crisis? And, most of all – what does “Pùnkitititi!” mean?
With that wonderful voice, Herbert should be giving a concert! But instead he’s brought paint and paintings onto the stage. He’s running about aimlessly, singing and painting. What on earth is going on? Then Caruso has an idea – and, with a marvellous musical mixture of classical, jazz, folk music, and children’s songs, he shows Herbert just how much fun he can have.