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Chelsea Opera presents Puccini…the man and his music including Suor Angelica

June 16, 2016 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

Suor Angelica is forced into a nunnery having born a son out of wedlock. After 7 years, her aunt arrives and commands her to sign a document that transfers her inheritance to her younger sister, who is about to be married. Desperate to know about her son, her aunt coldly informs her that the child took ill and died. No longer interested in remaining in the corporal world, she drinks poison. Seized by remorse, she implores the Virgin to save her. Enveloped in celestial radiance, a child appears and cradles his dying mother, while a choir of nuns and angels sings “Thou Art Saved.”

The evening will include chamber works by Puccini:
String Quartet in D Major – Chelsea Opera String Quartet
Salve Regina for Soprano and Organ
Crisantemi for string quartet

Megan Nielson, Suor Angelica
Leonarda Priore, La Zia Principessa
Joanie Brittingham, Suor Genovieffa
Juliana Curcio, La Suora Zelatrice
Terina Westmeyer, La Badessa
Juli Borst, La Maestra delle Novizie
Jennifer Allenby and Rachel Weishoff – Le Cercatrice
Erin Brittain and Elizabeth Moulton, Le Converse
Alexandra Fees, La Novizia
Mary Katheryn Monday, La Suora Infermiera
Alexander Jorge Grossman, Il Figlio
Sorrelle: Samantha Geraci-Yee, Sandy MacDonald, Loren Silber, Evelyn Carr, Kimmy Norrell
Samantha Kantak, guest soloist
Daniel Ficarri, guest organist

accompanied by the Chelsea Opera Chamber Orchestra
Benjamin Grow, conductor
Carol Wilson, stage director
Brent Barkhaus, costume designer
Leonarda Priore, properties design
Alexander Bartenieff, lighting design
Andrea Calabrese, make up design
Kristen Kemp, rehearsal pianist
Michael Denney, stage manager
Simer Singh Bhatia, orchestral reduction

$35 preferred, $30 general admission and $20 students/seniors in advance
($45, $40 and $25 at the door)
active military w/ I.D. – free

tickets: 866-811-4111


June 16, 2016
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Christ and St. Stephen’s Church
120 West 69th Street
New York, New York 10023

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