For Immediate Release
Giovanni Pergolesi's Livietta e Tracollo
Debuts on DVD May 31st
New York, NY (April 27, 2011) – Kultur is proud to announce the DVD release of Giovanni Pergolesi's Livietta e Tracollo on DVD May 31, 2011 for a suggested retail price of $29.99.
The Intermezzi (interludes) presented here were premiered in combination with Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's opera "Adriano in Siria" on the occasion of the festivities for the birthday of Queen Elizabeth of Spain in 1734 at the Teatro San Bartolo in Naples.
As was customary, the first intermezzo was given after the first act and the second intermezzo after the second act of the opera. The intermezzi had no connection with the plot of the opera seria, nor did the same singers perform.
Pergolesi was one of the most important early composers of opera buffa (comic opera) and his Livietta and Tracollo counts among the most popular intermezzi of the 18th Century and was performed on numerous Italian stages and in other European countries for over 20 years. The production of the Intermezzo, adapted in 1963 by Wolf Ebermann and Manfred Koerth, formed the basis for the performances at the Chamber Opera Vienna (1975), the Schwetzinger Festival (1978) and at the Berlin Chamber Opera (1985).
Livietta e Tracollo
Street Date: May 31, 2011
Run Time: 42 Minutes
Territory: U.S. and Canada--Region 1
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News Editor April 29, 2011, 12:37 pm