August 5, 4:00 pmView All Events
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In Rossini’s time, when an opera was re-mounted in a new city, the composer would write some new music for it. Over time, Rossini wrote alternate pieces for practically half the score. Tancredi rifatto (Tancredi re-made) is a different score, with some of Rossini’s best music, most of it unknown even to Rossini fans.
Tancredi rifatto presents three standout participants in recent Bel Canto revivals elsewhere, mezzo-soprano Aleks Romano as Tancredi (L’assedio di Calais at Glimmerglass), soprano Christine Lyons as Amenaide (I Capuleti e i Montecchi with Saltworks Opera), and tenor David Margulis as Argirio (Il barbiere di Siviglia with Arizona Opera). The cast also includes mezzo-soprano Augusta Caso as Isaura, bass James Harrington as Orbazzano, baritone Junhan Choi as Roggero and mezzo-soprano Madison Marie McIntosh as Eco.
1pm: What “is” an Opera?
Lucy Yates, our resident scholar of the operatic libretto, in discussion with Will Crutchfield, on the question of a work’s core identity when so many components are variable.
2pm: Pre-Opera Serenade
Meet the singers and players of Teatro Nuovo in a mini-recital of Bel Canto gems.
3pm: Roger Pines introduces Tancredi rifatto
A 25-minute introduction to today’s opera.
Teatro Nuovo is a new organization under the artistic direction of Will Crutchfield, devoted to cutting-edge interpretation of classic Italian opera presenting exciting revivals of neglected Bel Canto masterworks alongside freshly re-studied interpretations of familiar favorites with virtuoso singing at the highest level allied to an interpretation that does justice to each opera’s dramatic content, structure, and style. Additionally, Teatro Nuovo also trains the rising generation of musicians in the special skills and knowledge required to bring this thrilling repertory to life. Visit www.teatronuovo.org to learn more.