GIOVANNI BATTISTA PERGOLESI (1710-1736): Livietta e Tracollo, La Serva Padrona.
Catalogue Number: 07L030
Reference: ACC 10123
Description: Who doesn't know La Serva Padrona, the quintessential Intermezzo which was still being performed regularly well into the 19th century? A little cruder in effect, full of slapstick elements, Livietta comes from a year later (1734), was performed during the intermissions of Pergolesi's opera seria Adriano in Siria, and was done on most major European stages for the next twenty years. Italian libretti. Nancy Argenta, Patricia Bicciré (sopranos), Werner van Mechelen, Donato di Stefano (basses), La Petite Bande; Sigiswald Kuijken. Original 1996 Accent release.