- 25 jan 2018 – 4 feb 2018, Small Stage.
La serva padrona
- Musical direction
- Joakim Kalhed
- Mattias Ermedahl
- Set and costume design
- Gunnar Ekman
- Lighting design
- Joakim Brink
- Åke Zetterström
- Carolina Sandgren
- David Lundqvist
- String quartet from the Göteborg Opera Orchestra
Ticket release 12pm, Mon 3 April
Ticket price SEK 250.
For love, please hold
Comic opera double-bill with complications.
La Serva Padrona
Opera buffa in 2 acts by Giovanni B Pergolesi (1710-1736). Libretto Gennaro A Federico, based on a play by J A Nelli. Performed in Swedish. Translation by Carin Bartosch.
Comic opera in 1 act by Gian Carlo Menotti (1911-2007). Libretto by the composer.
Performed in Swedish. Translation by Nils Castegren.
An entertaining evening with two short, comic operas where love is calling!
In La serva padrona, we meet the quick-witted serving girl Serpina who wants to move up in the world, preferably by snaring her surly master as a husband.
“Opera buffa at full steam.”— Dagens Nyheter
In the vivid The Telephone, technology constitutes an obstacle when Ben attempts to woo his Lucy. He is constantly interrupted by her telephone, but ultimately finds a way of reaching her.
The Telephone is directed by Mia Ringblom Hjertner, previously responsible for Youth Opera/Drama at the Göteborg Opera and currently Artistic Director of Unga (youth theatre) at Spira in Jönköping. Mattias Ermedahl has performed a number of major roles at the Göteborg Opera, and has also directed several productions, this time La serva padrona.
For Love, Please Hold premiered at the Göteborg Opera in 2014.