Corteo“Corteo” 在意大利语中意思是“随从”，它是充满愉悦的队列，由一个小丑想像的节日流行队伍。本剧用杂技的活力和丰姿集演员们的热情于一体，使观众 沉浸于天地之间的一种神秘空间的欢乐、喜剧和自发的戏剧世界。 小丑把自己的葬礼刻画在狂欢气氛下，由天使静静地守护着。大小并置，悲剧性的可笑与带有不完美魅力的完美魔力，本剧突出了小丑的强劲和脆弱，及其智慧和热 情，表达了我们每个人身上都有的人性。抒情与娱乐结合的音乐，使 “Corteo” 通篇具有用幻想嘲讽现实的永恒颂扬色彩。
The Clowness is an actress, a veritable grande dame of the stage, who somehow found herself a part of this nutty troupe. Her professionalism and her strength of character allow her to bear the foolishness of her partners, whom she never fails to charm.
The Dead Clown is the central character of the story, the one whom this fantastic funeral is honouring … but could it all be a dream? A former member of the troupe surrounding him, he dons his costume to perform onstage one last time.
Although only an amateur opera singer, the Giant Clown imagines himself to be a great artist of worldwide renown. Without doubt, it is with him that the Dead Clown is closest, almost like brothers.
A diminutive clown who’s in love with the Clowness, the Little Clown is always ready to play tricks on his associates. Impish and lively, he is both an endearing companion and a force to be reckoned with.
The origins of the Loyal Whistler lie in the classic role of “Mr. Loyal”, the ringmaster of traditional circuses. The Loyal Whistler evokes images of a former military man, one who has retrained in the circus arts but never quite lost his former ways. When he starts to whistle, his boundless artistic passion comes to the fore.
For the White Clown, appearances are what matters most. Like the Loyal Whistler, he is an authority figure … at least, he’d like to be. Of all the colourful characters, he admires only the stars and scorns the others. It is the White Clown who opens the door to the magic of the circus for the Dead Clown.