Last weekend our Opera Studio delivered two nights (Friday & Saturday) of amazing performances by two different casts for two very lucky audiences. Each evening saw Mozart’s ‘Bastien und Bastienne’ and Pasatieri’s comic opera ‘Signor Deluso’, conducted by Joey Pietraroia, directed by Alison Greene with piano by Csinszka Redai.
Bastien und Bastienne was one of Mozart’s earliest operas, written in 1768 when he was only twelve years old. Written as a satire in the ‘pastoral genre’ which was prevalent at the time, this ‘singspiel’ was sung in German with English dialogue and included clowning aspects of the Commedia dell’arte.
Signor Deluso is based on Moliere’s play Sganarelle and is a comedy of errors which follows two couples who suspect their true loves are having affairs with others. This Opera Buffo was written by the American composer Thomas Pasatieri in 1974.
Up Next: Opera Studio presents – Scenes from Mozart’s ‘Cosi Fan Tutte’
- April 27th & 28th, 2012
- Metro Studio
Congratulations to everyone involved with last weekends huge success!