Opera's Talk with Mr. Peter Gordon "Waitress on top/ La serva padrona"

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1/F 9-11 Honest Building - Causeway Bay

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We are proud to invite you to Opera's Talk with Mr. Peter Gordon WAITRESS ON TOP - LA SERVA PADRONA

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Presented by the Italian Cultural Institute and performed in a special free-of-charge production during the Italia Mia festival on 29 October 2019, Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's celebrated baroque farce “La Serva Padrona” is re-imagined at an Italian restaurant in contemporary Hong Kong. Sung in Italian with spoken dialogue in English and Cantonese (with subtitles throughout), this one-act comedy is as bubbly as a glass of prosecco and just as intoxicating. Love blooms among this pasta in this light comedy which features a restaurant (Italian, of course), a harried bachelor boss, a budding female entrepreneur, a helpful (if completely silent) waiter, a threatening chef and a concert pianist playing a restaurant gig.

For more information: https://waitressontop.com/

This session will cover the opera, but this time, we will also have in addition to Peter Gordon (who is directing the production), Marco Iannelli, who is musical director, and Etta Fung, the soprano singing the lead. Together they will discuss the opera production from the inside out.

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Peter Gordon has been active in the Hong Kong opera scene for going on ten years. He was recently named "Cavaliere dell'Ordine della Stella d'Italia".

Marco Iannelli (https://marcoiannelli.com/wp/) is an Italian musician, musicologist and composer.

Etta Fung (https://www.ettafung.com/) is an up-and-coming Hong Kong soprano. She recently created the lead role of Keiko in the world premiere of "Beauty and Sadness".

Date: 18 October 2019

Time: 7:30pm

Place: Dante Alighieri Society in Hong Kong - 1/F, Honest Building 9 – 11 Leighton Road Causeway Bay

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