La Serva Padrona

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La Serva Padrona

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Black Box Theater
$30 per person

"A model of singing, unity of melody, dialogue, and taste, which I believe will lack nothing”
- Jean-Jacques Rousseau on Lo conosco a quegl'occhietti, a duet from La Serva Padrona

While La Serva Padrona is a rarely performed piece in modern times, especially in America, it wasn’t always that way. La Serva was one of the first true “hits” of the operatic repertoire. While most operas up to this point in history were usually performed only once or twice before being retired, LSP was performed hundreds of times all over Europe in the years immediately following its premiere in 1733. The story focuses on the relationship between the buffoonish bachelor Uberto and his scheming, yet charming servant Serpina, and her efforts to trick him into marrying her. Pergolesi’s La Serva Padrona is a brilliant piece full of beauty and joy, and it is a shame it has been neglected so long by modern audiences and performers alike. Our goal is to try and bring this piece out of the textbooks and back into the music halls

Recommended for all ages. Senior, military and student discounts available through the box office. All Patrons entering the facility require a ticket including infants. Outside food & beverage are not allowed into the venue. Strollers are not permitted inside the auditorium.

It is the policy of Miami-Dade County to comply with all of the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The facility is accessible and Assistive Listening Devices are available in the Main Stage Auditorium and the Black Box Theater space. To request materials in accessible format, and/or any accommodation to attend an event at the South Miami-Dade Cultural Arts Center, please contact Stephanie Aponte, 786-573-5314,, at least five days in advance to initiate your request, TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).