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Don Checco
from 17 November 2018 to 20 November 2018

/ Opera al Politeama


Nicola De Giosa / DON CHECCO


Opera buffa in two acts

Libretto by Almerindo Spadetta

First performance: Naples, teatro Nuovo, 11 july 1850.


Conductor | Carmine Pinto

Stage director | Lorenzo Amato

Assistant Director and Choreographer | Giancarlo Stiscia

Set design | Nicola Rubertelli

Costumes design| Giusi Giustino

Light design| Vincenzo Raponi

Costumes design assistant |  Concetta Nappi



Don Checco, Domenico Colaianni

Bartolaccio, Carmine Monaco

Fiorina, Barbara Bargnesi

Carletto, Giovanni Sala

Signor Roberto, Rocco Cavalluzzi

Succhiello Scorticone, Giuseppe Esposito



Production of Teatro di San Carlo in collaboration with Festival della Valle d'Itria


Orchestra and Choir of Teatro di San Carlo


Satyrday 17 November 2018, h 20.00

Sunday 18 November 2018, h 17.00

Tuesday 20 November 2018, h 20.00


Out of subscriptions.



In the middle of the XIXth century, the opera buffa, after two centuries, enters a period of decadence. The young composer Nicola De Giosa, in collaboration with the librettist Almerindo Spadetta, an important figure in the world of Neapolitan theatre, composes an opera, which is a compendium of all the opere buffe. Don Checco is an opera buffa, which makes fun of this musical genre and of itself. The protagonists of this amusing score seem to be caricatures of many famous characters that everybody can recognize.

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Stalls - from the row 1 to the row 10








Stalls - from the row 11 to the row 20


















Reduced rate tickets


Reduced fees are reserved to Members, to groups of at least 10 people and to associations agreed upon Teatro di San Carlo.




The Opera and Ballet Subscription (Full Season - Series A, B, C/D and F) includes a selection of 18 performances proposed by Teatro San Carlo:

  • 13 performances at Teatro San Carlo*
  • 1 ballet at Teatro Bellini (Decamerone)
  • 4 concerts for the project Teatro San Carlo  for Future Generations**


*(Pulcinella, La Fanciulla del West, My Fair Lady, La Traviata, Mosè in Egitto, Giselle, Lady Macbeth del distretto di Mcensk, Il Cappello di Paglia di Firenze, Nabucco, Tosca, Gala Vassilev,  La Dame aux Camelias, L’Amour des Trois Oranges)


**A ticket pack, among the following ones, assigned upon seats availability at the moment of the subscription:


Juraj Valčuha /Simon Trpceski - Donato Renzetti / Toni Servillo  Recital Grigorij Sokolov - Juraj Valčuha/ Stefan Jackiw


Maxim Vengerov - Henrik Nanasi/Sergej Krylov - Pinchas Zukerman -  Zubin Mehta


Zubin Mehta/Salvatore Accardo Yuri Simonov /Esther Yoo - Pinchas Zukerman/Royal Philharmonic Orchestra - #madreincerta Marco Paolini / Mario Brunello


Juraj Valčuha/ Maria Agresta – Concerto di Natale - Donato Renzetti / Toni Servillo  - Quartetto d’Archi del Teatro di San Carlo - Juraj Valčuha/ Stefan Jackiw


Juraj Valčuha - Henrik Nanasi/Sergej Krylov - Recital Olga Borodina - Zubin Mehta


Zubin Mehta/ Salvatore Accardo Yuri Simonov /Esther Yoo - Recital Michael Barenboim - #madreincerta  Marco Paolini / Mario Brunello


The subscriptions usually include operas played by the main cast. Where otherwise indicated, the subscribers can change the counterfoil at the Ticket Office.


Group booking start from 21 September 2017.