Duo Mistretta Firrincieli - MISTRETTATHEATRE

About us

About us
DUO MISTRETTA FIRRINCIELI was born after a professional partnership between Maurizio Mistretta and Alberto Firrincieli. The two artists live and operate in Thailand. The Duo organizes and promotes artistic and cultural events, in collaboration with international and local institutions, with the aim to promote Italy in the world.

In the occasion of the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirandello, the Duo debutted with THE MAN WITH THE FLOWER IN HIS MOUTH, performed in Taipei, Taiwan (Nuit Blanche Taipei) and Bangkok, Thailand (in the framework of the Thai Italian Festival 2017, arranged by Italian Embassy in Thailand).

Presently, the Duo is working at the following projects:
- OTHELLO'S ROOM by Shakespeare, Cinthio and Boccaccio, produced in collaboration with the Italian Embassy in Thailand and The Association Dante Alighieri Bangkok.
- JULIET, THE CHINESE by Shakespeare, in collaboration with Thai-Chinese International School (TCIS)


THE MAN WITH THE FLOWER IN HIS MOUTH by L. Pirandello

THE MAN WITH THE FLOWER IN HIS MOUTH by L. Pirande...
Directed by Maurizio Mistretta
With Maurizio Mistretta e Alberto Firrincieli
Original music and live performance by Alberto Firrincieli

Presentation
On the 150th Anniversary of the birth of Luigi Pirandello, this project is the tribute of two expatriates in the Far East to the Sicilian author. The man with the flower in his mouth[1] is the dialogue between a man, who knows is going to die soon, and another one who lives without questioning death. In our version, the second character is a pianist with a minor trouble in the execution of a sonata. The dialogue between the two artists is a remarkable example of the deep and somehow mysterious connection between word and music. A man tries to savour any remaining moment of his life while the other follows him, often inadvertently. It’s the endless circle of life and death.



[1] The Man With the Flower in His Mouth (Italian: L'Uomo dal Fiore in Bocca) is a 1922 play by the Italian playwright Luigi Pirandello. It is particularly noteworthy for becoming, in 1930, the first piece of television drama ever to be produced in Britain, when a version was screened by the British Broadcasting Corporation as part of their experimental transmission

OTHELLO'S ROOM by W. Shakespeare

OTHELLO'S ROOM by W. Shakespeare
Directed by Maurizio Mistretta
With Maurizio Mistretta e Alberto Firrincieli
Original music and live performance by Alberto Firrincieli
Presentation
Following the success of the format launched with “L’uomo dal fiore in bocca”, this adaptation has again a solo actor accompanied by harpsicord or piano. Othello is in his bedroom with his loyal friend, a musician, and goes through all his life until that terrible crime, the killing of his wife he believed to have been  unfaithful.                                              Othello has killed his wife just a few moments before and waits for the Doge’s guards to turn himself over to them. He thinks and reflects over his acts, talks.  His friend listens and tries to distract him playing his favorite music, accompanying him through the nightmare of coming to terms with the immense disruptive power of jealousy.
Othello is an unlucky hero, he is a powerful public figure but at the same time deeply envied by others. He is also a foreigner and for this reason never felt totally accepted; a foreigner will always be a foreigner.

JULIET, THE CHINESE by W. Shakespeare

JULIET, THE CHINESE by W. Shakespeare
Directed by Maurizio Mistretta
A project of  Maurizio Mistretta, Lichou Chen and Alberto Firrincieli
Original music and live performance by Alberto Firrincieli
with the students of the T.C.I.S
Presentation