From what I remember about la serva padrona
Posted by Trung on 12/18/2016, 9:44 am, in reply to "I think Pergolesi showed the fallacy of the strict time period division"
The arias are great and enjoyable but the opera was marred by lots of lengthy dry recitative.
Your enjoyment depends on your views on recitative in general (my view is quite negative). Due to the recitative the work was a borderline 0 to 1 star composition. It didn't make my top 500 composition list Although saying that. It is probably due for a relisten
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