Boston Early Music Festival: “La serva padrona” & “Livietta e Tracollo” | Pergolesi

Saturday, June 24th 2017 at 8:00 pm

Humor and love abound as the Boston Early Music Festival Chamber Opera Series returns to the Berkshires with an encore presentation of a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera—Pergolesi’s La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo. These delightfully witty masterpieces come to life in an intimate chamber production led by Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs and Stage Director Gilbert Blin.

Originally written as interludes during productions with a more sober tone, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s comedies enchanted audiences with their side-splitting humor and engaging romance. La serva padrona tells the tale of a cunning maid who conspires to win the heart of her testy employer, while in Livietta e Tracollo, a duplicitous con artist meets his match in a peasant woman plotting his comeuppance to avenge her brother.

The cast:

  • Amanda Forsythe, Serpina
  • Erica Schuller, Livietta
  • Douglas Williams, Uberto
  • Jesse Blumberg, Tracollo

This lively staging is an encore of BEMF’s November 2014 production that The Boston Globe hailed for its “zest and earthy opulence.”

Want to know more?  Click here to view the program notes.

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VENUE:
Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center
14 Castle Street, Great Barrington, MA

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