- Charlemagne at court:
Charlemagne tells the assembled knights about Angelica’s disruption of the court; Orlando has disappeared in search of Angelica; a messenger informs Charlemagne that Rodomonte is besieging Paris; Charlemagne appoints Rinaldo in charge of the city’s defenses in Orlando’s absence.
2. Rinaldo fights Rodomonte outside the walls of Paris:
3. Orlando seeks Angelica and battles a serpent:
4. Orlando saves Angelica from a giant and then battles Rinaldo:
5. Malagigi summons a demon who informs him of the duel between Orlando and Rinaldo:
Puppeteers: Mimmo Cuticchio, his son Giacomo Cuticchio, and Tania Giordano.
Foellinger Auditorium, University of Illinois-Urbana, October 30, 2018.
Sponsored by the Department of French and Italian, School of Literatures, Cultures & Linguistics, University of Illinois; Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago; Comitato nazionale per il V centenario dell’Orlando Furioso. The play was also performed in Minneapolis on October 27, 2018, and Chicago, November 2, 2018.