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Season 2023-24 / Educational

La serva padrona

Running time: 60 minutes

Sala Onu

Tickets from € 4,00

Booking open on 25/10/2023


A performance for students aged 8-16

Music Giovan Battista Pergolesi
Libretto Gennarantonio Federico
Conductor Tommaso Ussardi
Dramaturgy and Producer Roberto Catalano
Costume Designs Alberto Cavallotti
Scene Designs Roberto Lo Sciuto
Sound maker Vittorio Di Matteo
Lighting Designs Vincenzo Traina

Teatro Massimo Orchestra


Uberto/Maestro Francesco Bossi (7, 9, 10 ore 10:00, 11, 14, 16) / Salvatore Grigoli (8, 10 ore 11:30, 12, 15, 17, 21)
Serpina/Fanny Delacroix Emanuela Sgarlata (7, 9, 10 ore 10:00, 11, 14, 16) / Federica Maggì (8, 10 ore 11:30, 12, 15, 17, 21)
Camilla Turbata Federica Maggì (7, 9, 10 ore 10:00, 11, 14, 16) / Emanuela Sgarlata (8, 10 ore 11:30, 12, 15, 17, 21)
Vespone/Riccardino Marcello Rimi


Students (under18) 4 €
Full price 10 €
Concession price 8 €



Maestro Tempofosco

In the Theatre’s Sala ONU, a strict Artistic Director is holding auditions to choose the singers for the opera to be staged soon. The orchestra and its conductor, Maestro Tempofosco, accompany the candidates, who are cruelly humiliated by the Artistic Director. But Fanny Delacroix, although frightened, faces the audition with courage. Even if the Artistic Director has ordered her to give up singing, she instead suggests, with the help of the orchestra, to perform Pergolesi’s “La serva padrona” to show her skills. The Artistic Director will play the shrewish Uberto, Fanny will be Serpina, the lively protagonist who ends up marrying the master. Taking advantage of the opportunities offered by the role, the soprano manages to turn the situation around, destroying the certainties of this arid and anaffective man… will she succeed in making him discover love?

Spoken parts of the performance are in Italian; a basic understanding of the language is adviced.

Performances from Tue to Fri are events for school groups. In case seats are available to the general audience, they will be on sale on the same day of performance at the box-office.

Sat and Sun performances are open to everyone.