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PREMIERE | FIRST PRODUCTION IN RUSSIA

La canterina

opera buffa in 2 acts
music by Joseph Haydn
Staged by Igor Bondarenko
THE CYCLE "OPERA RARITIES OF THE BAROQUE"

Credits

Music by Joseph Haydn
Libretto by Karl Frieberth, based on an earlier libretto by Carlo Goldoni (first performance: 1767, Pressburg)
Production Director: Igor Bondarenko
Music Director: Natalia Zhuk
Lighting: Igor Yakushev

1 hour

one intermission

Premiere at NOVAT November 28, 2023

It's one of Joseph Haydn's first compositions for musical theatre. The plot comes from Benedetto Marcello's satirical pamphlet "The Fashionable Theatre" ('II Teatro alla Moda'). The original version of the libretto was written by the Venetian playwright Carlo Goldoni. The play has many plot twists associated with the tradition of commedia dell'arte.

Characters: Don Pelagio, the chapelmaster; Gasparina, the singer; Apollonia, the pretended mother of Gasparina; Don Ettore, the young son of a merchant.