La Serva Padrona & Livietta e Tracollo

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Paul O’Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director; Melinda Sullivan, Movement Coordinator
Anna Watkins, Costume Designer; Robert Mealy, Concertmaster


Sung in Italian with English supertitles


NEC's Jordan Hall
30 Gainsborough Street, Boston, MA

Humor and love abound as the BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns with an encore presentation of our double bill of Neapolitan comic opera—Pergolesi's La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo. Originally written as interludes for productions with a more sober tone, 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 an peasant woman plotting his comeuppance to avenge her brother. First performed in November, 2014, these delightfully witty masterpieces come to life in this intimate chamber production.

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

Additional performances take place at the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center in Great Barrington on June 24 & 25, 2017.

Photo: Kathy Wittman

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