AVA on WRTI: Respighi's <em>La fiamma</em>
Sunday, January 25
3 to 5 pm
Academy of Vocal Arts
Ottorino Respighi: La fiamma (The Flame)
Christofer Macatsoris conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra
The Academy of Vocal Arts continues its tradition of presenting important, but lesser-known operas, in concert format. Recorded live at the Kimmel Center earlier in the month, La fiamma (The Flame) is a post-Romantic grand opera set in 7th-century Ravenna. The libretto is based on the play Anne Pedersdotter, The Witch by Han Wiers-Jenssen. The concert features several AVA rising stars, including soprano Jan Cornelius and tenor Michael Fabiano.