Festival 2016 Performances
FACCIO | May 14, 20, 22, 2016
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OperaDelaware presents the East Coast Premiere of Franco Faccio's setting of Hamlet that was 150 years ahead of its time. Lost, forgotten, and now rediscovered, opera critics are calling it "a remarkable achievement."
VERDI | May 15 & 21, 2016
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Adapted from two of Shakespeare's greats, The Merry Wives of Windsor and Henry IV, Verdi's Falstaff sparkles with freshness and originality...an opera of comedic genius.
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A special performance of the Bard's most iconic moments. Scenes, arias and songs will be presented in collaboration with the Delaware Shakespeare Festival.
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Pre-Opera Tailgates
No pre-show dinner plans? Tailgate with us before Hamlet (May 14) and Falstaff (May 21) at the OperaDelaware studios lot, just blocks from The Grand Opera House! Transportation to/from shows is included.
Amleto History and Reconstruction
In 2001, composer/conductor Anthony Barrese was determined to find and recreate Faccio's forgotten masterpiece, Amleto. Discover how his passion project came to life, and why critics are raving.
In the News | The Washington Post
Critic's Pick
The Washington Post's Anne Midgette names Hamlet/Amleto one of spring's must-see concerts, claiming OD is "re-placing itself on the operatic map. This is a great chance to be part of a discovery."
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