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History & Politics, Literature, Theater & Dance

Love and Frenzy

The Theatrical History of Orlando, Rinaldo, and La Bella Angelica

February 6, 2023
5:00 pm

Zoom Lecture Series

On the Italian Stage is a series of encounters conceived and led by Laura Caparrotti (Artistic Director, Kairos Italy Theater) that journeys into the history of Italian theater to explore its language, and its contribution to Italian society and world theater.
Participation is free. RSVP is MANDATORY. The Zoom link will be provided on the day of the event.
Please note: Casa Italiana hosts but does not interfere with the programming choices of the lectures. For all information, please contact the coordinator of the lecture series, Laura Caparrotti, at

To celebrate the upcoming US premiere of Furiosus, an opera by Roberto Scarcella Perino based on Ariosto’s novel Orlando Furioso, On the Italian Stage takes a trip inside the story of Orlando, Rinaldo and La Bella Angelica. This story has served as inspiration to theatrical works for centuries and in many forms: story-telling, Pupi, prose, and – of course – opera, the latest of which by M° Scarcella Perino will debut in New York in February, 2023.