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Occurs on Saturday April 1 2023

Approximate running time: 3 hours


Oneglia Auditorium
68 Main Street
Torrington CT 06790

Event Notes

START TIME: 12:30 PM Run Time: 3h

Baritone Michael Volle stars as the caddish knight Falstaff, gleefully tormented by a trio of clever women who deliver his comeuppance, in Verdi’s glorious Shakespearean comedy. Maestro Daniele Rustioni takes the podium to oversee a brilliant ensemble cast that features sopranos Hera Hyesang Park, Ailyn Pérez, and Jennifer Johnson Cano, mezzo-soprano Marie-Nicole Lemieux, tenor Bogdan Volkov, and baritone Christopher Maltman.

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: Kelly Whitesell, Soprano

Lecture location: Warner Theatre Atrium

KELLY WHITESELL, soprano, is from Hebron, Connecticut. She graduated with BMs in Voice Performance and Music Education from the Eastman School of Music, studying with Katherine Ciesinski and Philip Silvey. She now completes her graduate studies under the tutelage of Rod Nelman and is a teaching assistant at UConn. Whitesell made her professional debut with the Connecticut Lyric Opera as Cleopatra (Giulio Cesare) in 2022. Previous credits include Monica (The Medium), Rosalinde (Die Fledermaus scenes), Donna Elvira (Don Giovanni), Celie (Signor Deluso), Witch (Into the Woods), Pamina (Die Zauberflöte), and chorus credits including La Boheme, Orfeo ed Euridice, and Cendrillon. She received first prize in the Friends of Eastman Opera Voice Competition in 2019. Kelly enjoys membership in Schola Cantorum at the Cathedral of Saint Joseph in Hartford. She has performed concert repertoire such as Liebermann’s Six Songs on Poems of Nelly Sachs, Bach's B-minor Mass, and jazz sets as “Kelly and the Cats.”

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

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