Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona & Livietta e Tracollo

Presented by Boston Early Music Festival
New England Conservatory's Jordan Hall 30 Gainsborough Street , Boston

Humor and love abound as the BEMF Chamber Opera Series returns with an encore presentation of a double bill of Neapolitan comic opera—Pergolesi’s La serva padrona and Livietta e Tracollo. First performed in November, 2014, these delightfully witty masterpieces come to life in an intimate chamber production led by Musical Directors Paul O’Dette and Stephen Stubbs, Stage Director Gilbert Blin, Concertmaster Robert Mealy, and Dance Director Melinda Sullvan. Originally written as interludes during 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 a peasant woman plotting his comeuppance to avenge her brother.

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