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 Tailgate
No pre-show dinner plans? Join us for a tailgate at the OperaDelaware studio lot before Falstaff (May 21), 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
"If you like Verdi, you will find much to like in Amleto." ... "An outstanding cast far better than many I’ve heard from companies with 20 times the funds." ... "Throw in [Anthony] Barrese’s terrific conducting, and Amleto is not only a success story but an inspiration." - Anne Midgette, The Washington Post
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