Boston Early Music Festival
Pergolesi’s La serva padrona & Livietta e Tracollo
Paul O'Dette & Stephen Stubbs, Musical Directors
Gilbert Blin, Stage Director
Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 8pm (EDT)
Humor and love abound in this double bill of Neapolitan comic opera, originally presented in November 2014. Pergolesi’s 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, 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.
Recorded November 30, 2014 at New England Conservatory’s Jordan Hall, Boston, Massachusetts
Length: 2 hours
This concert will be premiere on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at 8pm (EDT) and remain available until the end of the day on Sunday, July 11, 2021 (EDT).
Kathy Wittman, Videographer