Scene 7 - Act 2 - Anno 1666
Visiting Master Botticelli - (coda!)
King Gore: "Finally!"
Orgando: "Yes my lord, thank god we have arrived! I was starting to get really tired. This is where my old friend Sandro Botticelli lives!" (He rings the door bell.)
Servant: (Opens the door) What do you want?
Orgando: "Is master Botticelli at home?"
Servant: "What is your name please?"
Orgando: Tell him that Orgando di Vitruvius with good friend is visiting Florence and wants to drink a glass of wine with him!
Servant: I will tell him! Please! Wait here! (He goes downstairs.) - whole story on soundclick.
It was the time when the Medicis were expelled from Florence and the fanatic Dominican monk Girolamo Savonarola preached austerity and reform, Sandro Botticelli went through a religious crisis. And as a result of his present state of mind, he was now occupied with burning some of his finest earliest mythological paintings, fearing that he was going to get caught for heresy, describing pagan love in his paintings. (whole story on soundclick.)