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The Comic Opera Guild Presents: The Talent Agent
March 23, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
One event on March 23, 2019 at 8:00 pm
One event on March 24, 2019 at 2:00 pm
The Talent Agent
A Comic Opera in One Act
By Giovanni Pergolesi
English version by Thomas Petiet
A good-natured spoof of the music business, Pergolesi’s THE MUSIC MASTER (IL MAESTRO DI MUSICA) resembles Pergolesi’s more famous La Serva Padrona, which was technically an Intermezzo. THE TALENT AGENT is our updated take on this 1731 comedy.
The interactions between the characters will tickle anyone who has taken voice lessons, and the complications of going pro are timeless. It’s the story of Lambert, a voice teacher, and agent, tries to keep his talented student, Loretta, in his studio because he loves her, but when big-time agent Barry Collagianni, comes to call, he is forced to admit his feelings or lose her. Director Claudia Wier has made a detailed study of early Italian opera and feels that the theme of this little opera is as valid today as it was nearly 300 years ago. It is presented in collaboration with the University of Michigan and will be sung in an original English version, accompanied by a string quintet.
General Admission Adults $18 Seniors $15 Students $10