Sunday, November 19, 2017
Presented at Lisner Auditorium.
This event is no longer on sale online. Tickets will be available for purchase at the door an hour prior to the performance. Cash and all credit cards accepted. To purchase $15 student tickets at the door, please present student ID.
The performance will run for approximately 3 hours, including one (1) 20-minute intermission.
Inspired by true events during the 12th century, La straniera tells the tale of a French King’s scandalous divorce from a Danish princess and his subsequent marriage to a mysterious foreign woman (“la straniera”), kept tucked away in a wooded cottage. Bellini and librettist Romani heightened the romantic and political complications of this unusual story for their compelling cast of characters.
This bel canto treasure, rarely performed in the United States, will feature three rising stars in their WCO debuts—soprano Amanda Woodbury as Alaide, tenor Gerard Schneider as Arturo, mezzo-soprano Corrie Stallings as Isoletta—and the return of a WCO favorite, baritone Javier Arrey, in the role of Valdeburgo. They are joined by tenor Jonas Hacker (also returning to the WCO stage) as Osburgo, as well as bass-baritone Matthew Scollin as Montolino and bass Timothy Bruno as Il Priore, both in their company debuts.