See below letter forwarded to the Creative Alliance:
April 16-18, La Follia will be performing Pergolesi’s operetta La Serva Padrona. It is a two act, one scene operetta (technically an intermezzo), and it will be fully staged and costumed. We are looking for a costume consultant and set designer (possibly the same person). We hope folks in one of your sponsored organizations would be interested in interviewing for this. More details: We are a period music ensemble, meaning we perform using instruments and practices that were used during the baroque period. Specifically, for La Serva Padrona, we will be trying to re-create the 1752 performance in Paris, which caused an uproar, with the French openly questioning the superiority of their more elegant but mannered operatic tradition. For costumes, we will be looking for 1750’s French attire appropriate for a maid-servant, a nobleman, and a manservant-mute. We need the consultant to identify the costumes, where to get them, and supervise any alterations. The set design will be single scene room, including perhaps a few easily transportable props (e.g. table, recliner, etc.). Since the performances will be in 3 venues on successive nights, it must all fit in a van. In other words, nothing elaborate. We would like the set designer to be available to direct the volunteers in set-up and tear down of at least the first two performances (which are in Austin). Pay will be modest but hopefully not insulting. We are open to qualified students at UT as well for these positions. We would like to finalize the selection by the last week in January.
Please refer any possilities to me, or have them contact me directly.
Thanks for your help!
Keith Womer Director,
La Follia Austin Baroque