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Società Dante Alighieri of Auckland presents:

a free adaptation of the musical

Musical in English with Italian songs!

Siete tutti benvenuti!

Everyone welcome!

Info: info@dante.org.nz

Sunday 13 October, 5pm
Saint Luke Church 130 Remuera Rd, Remuera, Auckland

An Italian refreshment will follow


The Plot

Don Silvestro, pastor of a small mountain town, receives a phone call from the Almighty who announces the arrival on the earth of the second universal flood and gives him the task of building a wooden ark to rescue all the inhabitants and animals of the town from the flood. To do that, the parish priest will need the help of his fellow villagers, who will not immediately believe him, but will be convinced by a miracle: the ringing of church bells at Don Silvestro’s mere nod.

Clementina, daughter of the mayor of the town, Crispino, is in love with Don Silvestro. Crispino is greedy and hostile to the parish priest and tries to hinder him in every way, creating problems especially in the construction of the ark, since the carpentry and all the wood available in the village are of his property. But even in this case, thanks to a telephone “miracle”, everything will be resolved: Don Silvestro will have his wood and the villagers will begin the construction of the ark. While everyone is caught up in the work, Consolation, a woman of easy virtue, arrives in the village to distract men from their conjugal duties…

More HERE 



Cast and Production Team

Matteo Telara =  stage director

Paul Barrett = musical director/ pianist

Luca Manghi = music advisor/language coach 

David Kelly = translator 

Flavia Berucci = producer


Chris McRae = Silvestro

Caroline Everitt = Clementina

Angus Simmons = Toto

Anna Simmons = Consolazione


Warren Shephard  (Mayor)

Kathy Meyer (Ortensia)

Nick Anson (Geo)

Michael Goodger (Agostino)

Luca Manghi (Cardinal)

Catherine Morris (town person)

Katherine Findlay (town person)

Anya Christiansen (town person)

Prue Moyle (town person)

Diana Reinhard (town person)

Nobuko Delowe (town person)

Namir Battani (town person)

Fintan McArdle (town person)

Peter Chevin (town person)


This event opens in New Zealand the XIX Edizione della Settimana della Lingua Italiana nel mondo  (19th edition of the Italian Language Week in the World, 21-27 October). This year’s theme is L’italiano sul palcoscenico (Italian on stage).

The Dante Alighieri Society Auckland acknowledges the generous contribution of Società Dante Alighieri in Rome towards the costs of this free performance