October 24, 2021


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UGA Opera Theatre Opera Scenes

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The Opera Theatre is making ready a live performance of opera duets to be presented on line from Hodgson Hall on Nov. 13 at 7:30 p.m. and on Nov. 15 at 3 p.m. The live performance will previous around 45 minutes and will element equally undergraduate and graduate singers. Sonny Yoo will be the pianist with musical preparation by Kathryn Wright.


*Simone Boccanegra Fiesco/Gabriele Eleftherios Chasanidis/Andrew Ellis 

The younger nobleman Gabriele Adorno will come to Fiesco, a senior Genoese aristocrat, to inquire for the hand of Fiesco’s granddaughter, Amelia. In the course of the duet, he learns a surprising family members mystery, and proves that his appreciate will triumph in excess of anything at all. It is a moment of peace and harmony in an or else turbulent social and political atmosphere.

*Werther – Johann/Schmidt leading of Act II Harrison Stenson/Brooks Todd 

​Two happy-go-lucky bon vivants share a glass of wine, love the lovely day and watch the preparations for the Pastor’s 50th wedding day anniversary bash. The scene sets a attractive pastoral temper as a counterfoil to Werther’s arrival and the unhappiness that follows.

*Falstaff Nanetta/Fenton Abigail Head/Rayvon Love 

​This selection is essentially two scenes joined together from Act I of Verdi’s last opera, just one of the best and most charming comedian operas at any time published. Based mostly on Shakepeare’s The Merry Wives of Windsor, the two younger lovers pop up regularly in among scenes of plotting, revenge, and marital jealousy, to flirt and profess their really like, which for now must continue being a top secret.

*Entführung Vivat Bacchus Cole Dziedzic/John Drake 

The tenor Pedrillo, servant of Belmonte, is doing his most effective to get Osmin, keeper of the harem, drunk, so that he will slide asleep. Belmonte and Pedrillo will then be able to rescue their kidnapped girlfriends and flee the Pasha’s realm.

*Fidelio Rocco/Leonore Eleftherios Chasanidis/Mackenzie Day 

​Rocco and his younger assistant ‘Fidelio’ (Leonore Florestan in disguise), have descended to the most affordable and most solution dungeon of the prison to dig a grave for a prisoner who is at death’s doorway. Leonore fears that it is her missing husband, but swears to rescue the man, whoever he is. Rocco is troubled by the orders he is receiving but sees no out. The rock they are attempting to move signifies the moral dilemma of the entire opera.

*Traviata O qual pallor…Un di felice, Canjingjing Cui/Andrew Ellis 

This is a quick second from Act I of a single of Verdi’s most beloved operas, where the tenor leaves the get together to see if the ailing Violetta is all appropriate, and to declare his like for her. Violetta tries to discourage him but is nevertheless attracted to this convincingly sincere young guy.

*Elisir Dulcamara/Adina duet, Abigail Head/Harrison Stenson 

The ‘doctor’ Dulcamara has experienced a astonishing success with his elixir of adore (a bottle of Bordeaux), and hopes to sell it to the out of the blue lovelorn Adina. She tells him that it could have labored for the tenor Nemorino, but that she has a far better remedy.

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