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The Italian Lesson by Hoiby and La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi

Opera on the Spot

Opera on the Spot The Italian Lesson by Hoiby and La Serva Padrona by Pergolesi

Opera on the Spot presents a double bill of Lee Hoiby’s The Italian Lesson followed by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona (The Servant turned Mistress). Based on the famous comedic monologue by Ruth Draper, The Italian Lesson offers a window into the chaotic life of a New York society matron. To follow, we will present another comedic one-act opera, La Serva Padrona. This Baroque “opera buffa” tells the story of a cunning maid and her aging master. Although these two operas were made nearly two hundred years apart, they both creatively defy musical norms and expectations to audiences’ delight. . Just like any other Opera on the Spot performance, get ready for an evening of immersive, unconventional and electric opera like you’ve never heard before! General admission is $20, students are $15.

Additional Dates:
Sun November 12, 2017 7:00pm
Center for New Music
Mon November 13, 2017 7:30pm
Caffe Delle Stelle

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Program

Lee Hoiby

The Italian Lesson

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi

La Serva Padrona

Performers

Aisha Campbell

Mrs. Clancy, a New York society matron

Sergey Khalikulov

Uberto, an old man

Jordan Amann

Serpina, his maid

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