Star Crossed Lovers in Opera
March 23, 2019 @ 7:30 pm$50.00
The truly thrilling characters in the world of opera are the ill-fated star-crossed lovers whose lives and loves are challenged by insurmountable obstacles. This makes for great drama and music for Puccini’s Mimì and Rodolfo, Gounod’s Romeo and Juliet, Donizetti’s Lucia di Lammermoor and Edgardo, Verdi’s Violetta and Alfredo, and, happily, for the would-be lovers in The Elixir of Love and The Merry Widow.
These, and more, performed by six professional opera singers in a delightful evening of best-known and best-loved arias and ensembles, all with projected supertitles to make sure everyone understands the complexity, clarity, and comedy of these all-too-human emotions.
This concert is punctuated with appropriate, humorous, and informative narrations from the stage by Opera Theater of Connecticut’s Artistic Director Alan Mann, a noted speaker and opera/music theater historian.