A new English performing edition of Pergolesi's "La serva padrona"
Date of Award
Doctor of Musical Arts (D.M.A.)
First Committee Member
Thomas Sleeper - Committee Chair
The purpose of this essay was to create a new English language performing edition of Giovanni Battista Pergolesi's intermezzo, La serva padrona. This essay includes the composer's biography and performance history of the opera. The paper provides descriptions of the processes involved in approaching the translation, drafting the translation, and the workshop testing and evaluation of the translation in preparation for performance.The essay includes a comparison of Gennaro Antonio Federico's original libretto and the new translation, as well as orchestral and piano vocal scores of the new edition incorporating the translation.
Stockton, David R., "A new English performing edition of Pergolesi's "La serva padrona"" (1999). Dissertations from ProQuest. 3670.