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Lammermuir Festival 2017
Ryedale Festival Opera:
Mozart's La Finta Giardiniera

Friday 22nd September, 7.15pm
The Brunton, Musselburgh

Tickets: £25
              £10 - Children and Students in full time education
Mozart The Garden of Disguises
(La Finta Giardiniera, in a new English translation by John Warrack)
Ryedale Festival Opera
Alice Privett Sandrina
Robin Horgan Podesta
Clare Tunney Arminda                
Jessica Cale Serpetta   
Harry Thatcher Nardo 
Kieran Carrel Belfiore  
Anna Harvey Ramiro
Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment Experience Ensemble 
Eamonn Dougan Conductor
Nina Brazier Director
La Finta Giardiniera (1775) is an opera of secrets and lies, but also of forgiveness and reconciliation.   These are qualities that the young Mozart could express in music like none other.   Seven characters with complicated love lives meet an eighteen-year-old composer full of imagination and musical genius. Sandrina is a high-born girl, so why has she disguised herself as a gardener to find work in the Mayor’s household? The Mayor falls head-over-heels in love with his new ‘garden girl’, much to the annoyance of his servant, Serpetta, who would like to marry her rich employer. The good-natured (but poor) Nardo is waiting in the wings if she doesn’t! Meanwhile, the mayor’s highly-strung niece Arminda is supposed to marry Ramiro, but only has eyes for Belfiore. He’s a man with something to hide but feels a strange, inexplicable and entirely reciprocated attraction to the disguised Sandrina.
‘Ryedale Festival Opera has hit the target yet again . . . vivacious, emotional and clear toned . . . a poignant and rewarding show.’ 
Opera magazine
Duration: approx. 2 hrs 45 mins

Tickets may be available from the venue one hour before performance, cash only, subject to availability. 
To check availability telephone 0131 473 2000. You can also call 07876 170888 in the 60 minute period before the concert starts.