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2018 FESTIVAL | PUCCINI

Welcome to the 2018 Festival at The Grand Opera House,  a celebration of the 100th anniversary of Puccini’s beloved Il Trittico with our own little twist. (We like to call it Il Trittico plus one, divided by two.)

For this spring's Festival (April 28-May 6, 2018) at Wilmington's Grand Opera House, we have harvested a half dozen one-acts from Puccini masterpieces, plus a Puccini-inspired extra. The tragedies Il Tabarro (The Cloak) and Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica), which make up the first two acts of Il Trittico, will be presented together in one enthralling performance. Then, for a contemporary twist, the uproarious Gianni Schicchi (the third act of the Triptych) will be paired with Buoso’s Ghost, Michael Ching’s hilarious “sequel” to Schicchi. Both main-stage performances are set in 1918, which is the year Il Trittico premiered at The Metropolitan Opera.

The Festival will also include Opera Uncorked with Swigg: A Flight of Puccini, a special concert performance with piano at our Riverfront Studio. Festival stars will take on Act I of La Bohème, Act II of Tosca, and Act III of Madama Butterfly, all paired with an optional wine tasting. That’s seven glorious acts over two weekends. Get your tickets early, and tell your friends!

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PERFORMANCES |venues

April 28, 2018 | 7:30 pm
May 6, 2018 | 2 pm

The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE

 

April 29, 2018 | 2 pm
May 5, 2018 | 7:30 pm

The Grand Opera House
818 N. Market St., Wilmington, DE

 

May 3, 2018 | 7:30 pm
May 4, 2018 | 7:30 pm

OperaDelaware Studios
 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington, DE
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festival CALENDAR

Il Tabarro / Suor Angelica
Saturday, April 28, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 2 pm
The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington

Gianni Schicchi / Buoso’s Ghost
Sunday, April 29, 2018 at 2 pm
Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 7:30 pm
The Grand Opera House, 818 N. Market St., Wilmington

Opera Uncorked: A Flight of Puccini
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 7:30 pm
Friday, May 4, 2018 at 7:30 pm
OperaDelaware Studios, 4 S. Poplar St., Wilmington

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PRE-SHOW LECTURES

 cLOCKWISE FROM TOP: MANICH, PARRY, BARRESE, CHING

cLOCKWISE FROM TOP: MANICH, PARRY, BARRESE, CHING

Back by popular demand! Join us for informative pre-performance talks by Festival directors & conductors. Lectures take place on the lower level of The Grand, one hour before curtain. Seating is limited, so please arrive early! 

4/28: Crystal Manich
4/29 A. Scott Parry
5/5: Michael Ching
5/6: Anthony Barrese

 
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This organization is supported, in part, by a grant from the Delaware Division of the Arts, a state agency, in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts. The Division promotes Delaware arts events on www.DelawareScene.com.