Pantalone’s obsession with money left him no time for love but now he misses it and wistfully watches the romantic scene from the palace balcony. Meanwhile his servant Pierrot is hopelessly in love with Columbine and serenades her as he proffers a lover’s rose in a melancholic mime. The arrogant, nobly born Scaramouche aspires to seduce the lady of the house and plays captivating music on his mandolin as she descends to greet the gondola. At the side of the canal, another lady glances longingly at the gondolier, her mask concealing their secret love affair. Harlequin and the buffoon in their brilliantly colored costumes add levity to the proceedings.
Come and see this masterpiece in the unique language of porcelain at our Carnival & Cabaret exhibition opening Wednesday, January 17th, 2018.