Saturday, November 19, 2011 - 7:30 pm Sunday, November 20, 2011 - 3:00 pm Tuesday, November 22, 2011 - 7:30 pm Kay Theatre features two works that allow the artists of the Maryland Opera Studio to flex their creative muscles.
Giacomo Puccini's Il tabarro ("The Cloak"), directed by Leon Major, is part of a triptych of one-act operas that includes Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica. A moody romantic tragedy quite different in tone from the better-known Gianni Schicchi, Il Tabarro displays the composer's lyrical gifts to their fullest.
Gian Carlo Menotti's Amelia al Ballo ("Amelia at the Ball"), directed by Nick Olcott, is an opera buffa in one act. Written in 1937 when Menotti was 23 years old, it was his first critical success.
Learn more about Puccini, Menotti, opera aesthetics, and the Maryland Opera Studio in the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library - and don't miss the display devoted to the Fall 2011 Opera Studio production in MSPAL!: