Colla Marionettes

­The “Carlo Colla and sons” are among the most well-know international marionette company. With nearly 3 century of history they are one of the oldest milanese theatre company. Today the company is lead by Mr. Eugenio Colla, who is 75 years old, the last descendant of the Colla family. With him work a staff of 10 people who are both marionettist and carpenter, tailor, scenographer, and sound engineer. They also set up the stage by themselves. Most of them were his students when Mr. Colla was a professor at the high school.

It’s a handy craft work full of fantasy to give life to a piece of wood. The company repertoire brings on stage classic operas, ballets and fairy tales for a public of both children and adults.