Like most operas, it deals with dark metaphors of love, romance, murder, madness, and suicide. Soor Angelica It occupies its place in the list of tragedies in Puccini’s Opera Catalog. La bohème and madame butterflyThe 85-minute one-act opera is a series of three works known as Il trittico (world premiere at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1918). Soor Angelica It’s a spiritual journey that takes you in unexpected directions as it soars. As if foreshadowing Puccini’s own untimely death, it deftly marks the rise and end of tension. During this Lent, Suor Angelica divinely reflects her mother’s love, albeit with great pain. There is endless beauty in the way the music lifts you up in preparation for the devastating fall of a woman longing to be reunited with her son.The Italian libretto sets the score shimmering with fantastical orchestral movements. show off.
The story is melancholy, but the opera transports you to a heavenly realm of realism and mysticism. The saving grace of such a tragic story is a harmonious, beautiful, rich melody. Verismo. It resonates to the heart, Soor Angelica It is a masterpiece that moves symphonically. For those who are watching opera for the first time, please experience the type of opera that soaks your feet in the water. On the other hand, opera buffa is also recommended, Soor Angelica Touch the soul in the most existential way.
Conductor Judith Yang (San Francisco Opera, Seattle Opera, Vancouver Opera) makes her debut with the Omaha Symphony Orchestra, accompanied by director Ketra Sutikhan, Artistic Advisor to Knoxville Opera.
Set in an Italian monastery, this scenic design by SA Pamphilj conveys a throwback 17th-century Tuscan monastic landscape. There is a profound foreshadowing throughout, starting with the nuances of the deceased sister, as seen in this piece. Every three years, when the light touches the water in the garden and gives it a golden glow, the nuns sprinkle her tomb with holy water. The sisters hid in the cloisters for a long time to indulge in the materialistic pleasures they had protected from themselves. Hedonism is not lost. The juxtaposition of their repressive desires is reflected in the constricting habits they wear.
A visitor calls Sister Angelica and finds out that her aunt, the princess, has only come to get her signature so that her engaged sister can inherit the family fortune. Sister Angelica bore a child out of wedlock and, as punishment for her actions, was sentenced to her pious life for her atonement.When the princess arrives, she finds that her son has died. She suffers and falls into the depths of her grief. Her blooming concoctions and blessings from heaven are her only refuge, though the walls of her monastery protect her from the post-war world.
World-class soprano Elaine Alvarez plays the principal, Sister Angelica. garner critical acclaim (Aida, La Tosca, La Rondine,) Cuban-American Alvarez makes his Opera Omaha debut. Combining her humanism with velvety rich tones and crystal clear high notes, she epitomizes the life of a nun shunned by the noble family that wore her coat of arms.
The talent of the leading roster of talent expands the talent of the best opera houses around the world. Hilary Ginther, (Beginner Queen) and Jennifer Celeste (Suor Genoviefa) shine like stars in their own right. Alvarez, Guerra, Guizor, Miller, and Celeste, in particular, are accomplished soloists who have performed with the most prestigious orchestras, symphonies, and opera houses, respectively, around the world.
Specializing in baroque to contemporary operatic works, Ginther portrays a novice Mistress who chastises a late and shy Sister in the opening. In a firm, warm and expressive mezzo voice that commands the stage, Zinser harshly rebukes those who have sinned during the sole act.
Jennifer Celeste will also debut in the company as virtuous sister and former shepherd Suor Genoviefa. Celeste’s silvery vocals are angelic and ethereal, gilded with pure beauty that transcends the heavens.
Opera choirs play nuns who are too pious. Local veteran opera Omaha includes vocal students and special members of the Omaha Conservatory of Music, as well as her soloists and vocalists such as Carina Brazzas (Nursing Sister) and Mary Carrick (Almsman).
Original and additional costume designs by Betty Fredixon and Amanda Jones. One of her most beautiful designs is that of Principessa, which pays homage to the suit worn by the late Queen Elizabeth. Sets and costumes were also provided by Tri-Cities Opera, Inc.
Soor Angelica A redeeming mother’s love transcends death and shows that it touches the soul deeply.
Soor Angelica The final performance is on February 26th.th at 7:30 pm at the Orpheum Theater.