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Jakarta Post

Indonesia Opera Society to stage 'La Serva Padrona'

  • Harry Nazarudin


Jakarta   /   Thu, May 29 2008   /  10:32 am

The Indonesia Opera Society, led by Erza S.T., will put on a performance of Giovanni Pergolesi's La Serva Padrona at Usmar Ismail Hall in Central Jakarta tonight. Last year, the opera society presented The Telephone, a modern opera that starred Binu D. Sukaman and Harland P. Hutabarat. Tonight's performance is being staged with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute as part of its commemoration of Italy's National Day. The cultural institute was involved in organizing one of last year's most memorable performances, with four of Italy's top opera singers performing excerpts from famous operas such as The Magic Flute and Carmen. It was an outstanding performance, giving the Indonesian audience a glimpse of the world of opera. The song "O Sole Mio", performed by all four vocalists, had a lasting impression on those lucky enough to be present fo...