IL TABARRO & SUOR ANGELICA
2018 FESTIVAL | PUCCINI
DATES: Sat., April 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm; Sun., May 6, 2018 at 2 pm
WHERE: The Grand Opera House (818 N. Market St., Wilmington)
TICKETS: $29 and up; Buy multiple performances and save!
BOX OFFICE 302-442-7807
Acts I and II of Puccini’s Il Trittico. Il Tabarro (The Cloak), a dark drama set on the banks of the Seine, is Puccini at his most verismo. This tale of love, loss, adultery and murder — coupled with some of Puccini’s most stunning vocal writing — is not to be missed. Suor Angelica tells the story of a young noblewoman forced to enter the convent after a youthful indiscretion that led to the birth of an illegitimate child. Tragedy, death and redemption on the landscape of Puccini’s lush orchestration.
Soprano Eleni Calenos takes on both demanding roles of Giorgetta and Suor Angelica, with Matthew Vickers as Luigi, and Grant Youngblood as Michele. OperaDelaware’s newly appointed Music Director, Anthony Barrese, will conduct, and Crystal Manich will direct. Featuring the OperaDelaware Orchestra and Chorus. Fully staged at Wilmington's Grand Opera House.
Sung in Italian, with English supertitles.
Estimated running time is 2 hours 30 minutes with a 25 minute intermission.
PRE-SHOW LECTURE: Please join us for an informative pre-show talk one hour before curtain on the lower level of The Grand! Please note: seating is limited, so please arrive early.
April 28: Crystal Manich (director)
May 6: Anthony Barrese (conductor/OD Music Director)