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Serva Padrona 1971Ledlanet Nights

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This is an early example of opera buffa of great historical importance, and mentioned in most books on the development of opera. Yet it is very rarely performed. It turns out to be a thoroughly enjoyable little work, ideally suited to the intimate performing space of the Ledlanet auditorium. On this occasion it was the post-dinner interval comic relief after Dido and Aeneas, and worked very well in that context.

The Ledlanet summer season included a week-long residency by Scottish Opera for All - piano-accompanied stagings of La traviataMartha and Cinderella, as well as Ledlanet's own production of Telemann's Pimpinone coupled with Monteverdi's Ballo delle Ingrate. There was also an oratorio performance - Haydn's Creation. The Autumn schedule included another double bill - Pergolesi's Serva Padrona paired with Dido and Aeneas.

Performance Cast

Uberto a bachelor

Paschal Allen

Serpina Uberto's maid

Sheila McGrow

Vespone Uberto's servant

James Colclough

Performance DatesServa Padrona 1971

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Ledlanet | Kinross-shire

10 Sep, 19.30 30 Sep, 19.30 2 Oct, 19.30 3 Oct, 18.00 6 Oct, 19.30 7 Oct, 19.30 9 Oct, 19.30

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