Opera Group “Villa InCanto” brings their alternative to staged operas from Verona, Italy to Lauderdale House. This is a powerful but intimate show by an excellent cast of singers, who have sung across Europe.
Pergolesi’s comic work with the translated title of “Maid as Mistress” was originally written as an intermezzo to be performed between acts of his opera seria in 1733. This little masterpiece has continued to be performed because of its intimacy and the universal theme of a cunning maid and her ageing master.
"La serva padrona" broke the conventions of the day to offer a trim and tuneful series of scenes between the beautiful maid, Serpina, and her master, Uberto. Pergolesi’s fresh and inventive writing makes us wish he could have written more but he died at the very early age of 26.
The cast is:- Serpina : Milena Dobrzycka, Vespone: Martina Pirani, Uberto: Ferruccio Finetti