FULL La finta giardiniera Pittsburgh PA 2021
Information on the Performance
- Work Title: La finta giardiniera
- Composer: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
- Libretto: Giuseppe Petrosellini    Libretto Text, Libretto Index
- Venue & Opera Company: Philip Chosky Theater, Purnell Center for the Arts, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
- Recorded: October 28, 2021
- Type: Staged Opera Live
- Singers: unknown
- Conductor: Thomas W. Douglas
- Stage Director: Nic Cory
- Costume Designer:
Information about the Recording
- Published by: Carnegie Mellon University School of Music
- Date Published: 2021
- Format: Streaming
- Quality Video: 4 Audio:4
- Subtitles: yessubs, ensubs
- Video Recording from: YouTube     FULL VIDEO
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ON THIS PERFORMANCE
Violante flees her violent lover Count Belfiore and finds safety and solace working as ‘Sandrina’ — a fake gardener — for the powerful Podesta. But when the checkered Count shows up on the Podesta’s doorstep to marry his high-maintenance niece Arminda, all hell breaks loose.
A lesser known comedy that boasts a typically lush and complicated score, La Finta Giardiniera is Mozart’s misguided madcap love story of mistaken identities, class and revenge.
This production sets the story in 1970s New York around Madison Square Garden and its infamous boxing matches.