Horizons of theatrology: Miroslav Kindl – From Regensburg to Vienna on the Danube About the beginning, the way and the end of the Giovanni Burnacini´s Theatre

From Regensburg to Vienna on the Danube. About the beginning, the way and the end of the Giovanni Burnacini Theater

In 1652, it began in the city of Regensburg according to the plans of an Italian architect Giovanni Burnacini to build a makeshift theater building. She was supposed to host a musical-dramatic performance of L’Inganno d’Amore, which was a highlight celebrations accompanying the Reichstag. After the assembly, the building was dismantled and its most valuable parts sent along the Danube to Vienna. They have been here for several years stored in the imperial arsenal. In 1659, Emperor Leopold invited the chief the city of Italian comedians, who were to be the main attraction of the carnival celebrations of the year 1660. For their performances, the theater was rebuilt on Tummelplatz in near the Hofburg. Visitors could see very high quality performances here Italian commedia dell’arte. Coincidentally, the unfortunate circumstances occurred right at first a production for an accident in which three ladies of the court fell from the balcony to the imperial bed. The lecture will present the fate of Burnacini's theater as well as the reasons and consequences the unfortunate fall of curious court ladies.

Mgr. Miroslav Kindl, Ph.D., works as the head of the Old Art Department of the Olomouc Museum of Art and a curator collections of Dutch painting. He lectures at Palacký University in Olomouc history of Dutch painting 15. – 16. century, Dutch and Flemish 17th century art, 17th century collecting history and festivities and ceremonies Habsburg court in the 17th century. In his dissertation he focused on pictorial and graphic documentation of festivities and ceremonies of the Austrian Habsburgs of the 17th century. His main interests are currently focused on Dutch and Flemish artists in Central Europe in the 17th century, the history of collecting in the 16th and 17th centuries in Central Europe and court ceremonies. and the festivities of the 17th century.

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