Voice students: What a burden to bear! Not only are they lazy and conceited, they also manage to drive every teacher crazy with their complete lack of talent. Don Carissimo could fill books about this fact: He despairs of his pupil Dirindina who, apart from her feeble attempts at singing, has only one thing in her head - Liscione. Liscione, in turn, sly castrato that he is, lures the aspiring diva away from the jealous Don Carissimo (besotted with his pupil, of course!) and into his own experienced embrace with an invitation to sing in Milan. There Liscione organises a rehearsal that masks the young woman’s complete lack of talent with the tricks and wiles of the singing trade. Don Carissimo soon arrives back on the scene – since the show, of course, could not go on without him. But what he overhears while eavesdropping is the last straw, and soon all talk of the concert in Milan is dropped …
With his comic opera »La Dirindina« from 1737, Giovanni Battista Martini – composer, musicologist and padre as well as teacher of Mozart – has created a work peppered through and through with musical jokes and witty plot twists.
Intermezzo Farsetta per musica by Giovanni Battista Martini. Performed in Italian with German surtitles.
Premiere 04 Mar 2012