Sicilian puppet theater:
From La rotta di Roncisvalle, Figli d’Arte Cuticchio
I: “Il consiglio dei paladini di Carlomagno”:
II: “L’arrivo di Rinaldo a Roncisvalle”:
Palermo, December 28, 2002.
From La morte di Orlando, I paladini.
I: Gano proposes his treacherous plan to the Saracen king Marsilio:
[clip to be uploaded soon]
II: Gano reveals his intentions after Roncevaux in a soliloquy:
III: The battle of Roncevaux from behind the scenes:
IV: Before his death, Orlando asks pardon for having killed in battle but also accepts this is the nature of war:
From: La morte di Orlando, Antica Compagnia Opera dei Pupi Famiglia Puglisi.
I: Orlando wants to bring Marsilio in chains to Carlomagno’s feet:
II: Gano reveals his plan to Marsilio:
III: Oliviero’s death and Orlando’s lament:
IV: Orlando’s death:
Primaria compagnia siciliana dell’opera dei pupi di Caltagirone (5 clips):
Charlemagne is worried that he hasn’t heard news from Orlando of Marsilio’s baptism; Gano reveals his treachery in a soliloquy:
An angel appears to the penitent Rinaldo and instructs him to head to Roncisvalle to fight a final battle:
Rinaldo approaches Roncisvalle where he encounters Buiaforte, son of the Veglio della Montagna, learns of Gano’s treachery, then turns the tide of the battle:
Orlando blows the olifant:
Reunion of Rinaldo and Orlando; morte di Orlando:
Roncisvalle (Romolo Fioroni)
Performed by the Compagnia Maggistica di Costabona.
Excerpt from Enrico Messina’s Orlando: furiosamente solo rotolando:
Italian Academy, Columbia University, October 1, 2015. For all available scenes from this performance, see the Enrico Messina page.