Waitress on Top

Giovanni Battista Pergolesi’s celebrated baroque farce “La Serva Padrona” is re-imagined in contemporary Hong Kong. Sung in Italian with spoken dialogue in English and Cantonese (with subtitles throughout), this one-act comedy is as bubbly as a glass of prosecco and just as intoxicating.

Performed in a special free-of-charge production during the Italia Mia festival at 8:00pm on 29 October 2019 at the Hong Kong’s Y Theatre.


A restaurant (Italian, of course).
A harried bachelor boss.
A budding female entrepreneur.
A helpful (if completely silent) waiter.
A threatening chef.
A concert pianist playing a restaurant gig.


Serpina, your waitress (Etta Fung, soprano)
Uberto, the maitre d’ (Isaac Droscha, baritone)
Vespone, the busboy (Marco Iannelli)
with entertainment from Wei-En Hsu on the piano

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Directed by: Peter Gordon

Musical direction by: Marco Iannelli

Event management: Lorna Chan

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The only tables available are at 8:00pm on 29 October 2019 at the Y Theatre. Free seating, but you must reserve.