In the summer of 2017, we will be presenting Richard Strauss' final opera, Capriccio.
See below for details. As always, the work will be a staged performance with full cast & orchestra, in English translation.
Click here to see photos from our 2016 production of Puccini's La Fanciulla del West.
friday, June 16, 2017
Sunday, June 18, 2017
RICHARD STRAUSS' CAPRICCIO
The last opera by one of the longest lived composers in history, Capriccio allows us to turn the tables on our audience, and give a glimpse of life in the theater from the other side of the curtain. Surprisingly (or unsurprisingly), what happens behind the scenes is filled with as much drama and comedy as what takes place on stage! The plot revolves around the Countess - a supporter of the arts just like you - and her courtship by both a composer and a playwright [poet?]. In choosing one over the other, she plans to answer this age-old question: which is more important to opera, the music or the words?