La Serva Padrona
This opera (The Servant as Mistress in English), written by Giovanni Battista Pergolesi, is regarded as a prime example of comedic opera.
It is a tale told by a three-person cast of a devious young maid and her ability to control her easily led elderly boss. Due to the humour and relatively short length of the opera it is a show aimed at bringing the genre to the common man, with the potential to be surprisingly enjoyable for even the most unwilling of theatre-goers. It also has the beautiful Catalan soprano Isabel Rodrígez, if that's a deal maker.
La Serva Padrona will be performed on April 9th at 9pm and April 10th at 6pm.