De Meid De Baas (2012), a production in cooperation with
Museum Van Loon.
The maid rebels against her boss.
They passionately hate each other and eventually fall in love.
But this time it is the woman who is in control.
Feminism-avant-la-lettre in this opera from the 18th century.
All this in a fresh contemporary translation by Alice Zwolschen,
known for translations of Opera Nijetrijne in Friesland.
De Meid de Baas ('La Serva Padrona') is a comical 45-minute opera by Giovanni Pergolesi. This performance is performed in Dutch.
Else-Linde Buitenhuis, soprano
Jan-Willem Baljet, baritone
Jeroen Sarphati, piano
Elsina Jansen, director
Martina Fehmer, vormgeving
Sanne Bouman, productie
Alice Zwolschen, translation
This performance is made possible by the SNS Reaal Fonds, Fonds Podiumkunsten and Amsterdam Fonds voor de kunst.