A comic opera, written by Antonio Cagnoni at the impressive age of 19, this long-forgotten masterpiece returns to the canon as the notable inspiration of the greats of his time - Verdi and Rossini. Don Bucefalo is an opera about opera, a performance about a performance, a musical satire of the tastes of 19th-century composers. This contemporary version, brought to the stage by Opera Bałtycka, has not compromised on Cagnoni's sense of humour, and the tensions of love's greatest struggles have never been higher! Appropriated into a 21st-century setting, with a climate reminiscent of the films of Sorrentino, this compositional impulse restores his verve to the dying Don Bucephalus. The staff and patients of the Il Paradiso medical clinic deliver a performance as bold and as expressive as the great works seen in the amphitheatres of Ancient Rome. As the clinic's gorgeous female employees compete for centre stage, love is fueled by ambition in the subtext of the background. How does it end? In good spirit, of course!