Throughout the season

From the mask to the screen

Cine-concert presented in italian
Dressing up is the essence of Carnival, but also of early cinema, whose unforgettable costumes included that of the Tramp, invented by Charlie Chaplin: false moustache, oversized shoes and baggy pants, along with the memory of a lost elegance in his jacket and cane. But this was not Chaplin’s only ‘face’: in The Masquerader (1914) we will catch a ‘behind the scenes’ glimpse of the Tramp’s humour, putting on a female costume; and we then see him as an officer of the soldiers of Seville in Carmen (1916), a tribute to and parody of a contemporary film (1915) by Cecil B. DeMille, who made Bizet’s opera (1875) and Mérimée’s novel (1845) his own. The film will be accompanied by a new musical commentary, assembled precisely starting from Bizet.


Fri 21 February 2025
Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice
Sat 22 February 2025
Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice
Sun 23 February 2025
Palazzetto Bru Zane, Venice


Marco Bellano presentation
Gabriele Dal Santo piano
As part of the Venice Carnival 2025