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When

Occurs on Saturday January 14 2023

Approximate running time: 2 hours and 45 minutes

Where

Nancy Marine Studio Theatre
84 Main Street
Torrington CT 06790

Event Notes

Run Time: 2h45m

Umberto Giordano’s exhilarating drama returns to the Met repertory for the first time in 25 years. Packed with memorable melodies, showstopping arias, and explosive confrontations, Fedora requires a cast of thrilling voices to take flight, and the Met’s new production promises to deliver. Soprano Sonya Yoncheva, one of today’s most riveting artists, sings the title role of the 19th-century Russian princess who falls in love with her fiancé’s murderer, Count Loris, sung by star tenor Piotr Beczała. Soprano Rosa Feola is the Countess Olga, Fedora’s confidant, and baritone Artur Ruciński is the diplomat De Siriex, with much-loved Met maestro Marco Armiliato conducting. Director David McVicar delivers a detailed and dramatic staging based around an ingenious fixed set that, like a Russian nesting doll, unfolds to reveal the opera’s three distinctive settings - a palace in St. Petersburg, a fashionable Parisian salon, and a picturesque villa in the Swiss Alps.

MET: LIVE IN HD LECTURE SERIES Complimentary lectures will be held two hours prior to each Met: Live in HD simulcast, and include a 30-minute presentation followed by a 15-minute Q & A.

Presenter: Alan Mann, Artistic Director, The Opera Theatre of CT

Lecture location: Nancy Marine Studio Theatre Lobby

Alan Mann, Artistic Director of Opera Theater of Connecticut’s work in professional theater and opera has taken him from New York’s Lincoln Center to London’s West End to the Edinburgh Festival to the Stratford (Ontario) Shakespeare Festival to The Festival of Two Worlds in Spoleto, Italy to New York’s Broadway. His directing assignments span traditional opera, contemporary opera, comic opera, musical theater, and classic and modern theater for, among others, Mississippi Opera, Opera Theater of Connecticut, the Sanibel Music Festival, Hartford Opera Theater, Center for Contemporary Opera, Opera Pacific, Opera New England, Gold Coast Opera, Connecticut Lyric Opera, Stratford Festival (Ontario), Il Piccolo Teatro dell’ Opera, Berkshire Opera, Village Light Opera, and Jersey Lyric Opera. For seven years he served as General and Artistic Director of Mississippi Opera, then four and a half years as Executive Director of the Boston Chamber Music Society, before a full decade as Executive Director of the Hartford Chorale.

Mr. Mann is also a renowned guest speaker, known for his Opera Talks—a series of informal, informative talks on operas and composers. He has been a “Special Lecturer” on many cruises, including an upcoming transatlantic trip with Royal Caribbean, and has been asked to speak before such groups as Evergreen Woods, Elim Park, and the Schiller Shoreline Institute for Lifelong Learning (SSILL). He has also served as Master of Ceremonies for numerous concerts across the country, punctuating them with interesting anecdotes and sharing his witty insights and knowledge of the “human” side of opera with the audience.

The Met: Live in HD 2022-23 season is generously supported by Nancy R. Wadhams.

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