Sunday Afternoon Concert
Tue January 25, 2011
Giacomo Puccini Double Bill
Sunday, January 30
3 to 6 pm
PUCCINI: Suor Angelica
Academy of Vocal Arts
AVA Opera Orchestra
Christofer Macatsoris, conductor
PUCCINI: Il tabarro
Robert Merrill, Renata Tebaldi, Mario del Monaco, Renato Ercolani, and Lucia Danieli
Orchestra e coro del Maggio Musicale
Lamberto Gardelli, conductor
In Suor Angelica, a young nun who is forced to enter a convent by her family takes poison when a heartless aunt coldly informs her of the death of her child. Seized by remorse, she prays for forgiveness and witnesses a miracle. Maestro Christofer Macatsoris conducts the AVA Opera Orchestra.
Set on a barge on the Seine in Paris, Il tabarro tells the tale of a captain who discovers his wife's infidelity, and exacts a shocking revenge.