Friday, June 17, 2011

Opening Tonight: Wolf-Ferrari's "Le Donne Curiose" at Wolf Trap

Conductor Gary Thor Wedow will lead a cast of young singers in the rarely performed opera Le donne curiose by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari this evening at Wolf Trap. The opera company has an extensive set of excerpts from the rehearsals on YouTube if you are unfamiliar with the music. The performance dates are June 17, 19 and 25. Check out the website for more information. Scroll down to see the list of "donne curiose" in the cast.

Le donne curiose
Music by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Libretto by Luigi Sugana, from the original by Carlo Goldoni
Premiered at the Residenztheater in Munich on November 27, 1903
Premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in on January 3, 1912
CAST
The Women
Colombina.................... Angela Mannino
Rosaura .......................... Marcy Stonikas
Eleonora............................... Ashlyn Rust
Beatrice....................... Lindsay Ammann
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