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Sarasota Opera “A comedic Double Bill”
March 9 : 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
One event on March 12, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on March 14, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on March 17, 2019 at 1:30 pm
One event on March 20, 2019 at 7:30 pm
One event on March 23, 2019 at 1:30 pm
These two rare one-act comedies by Donizetti and Wolf-Ferrari will make for a delightful evening at the opera.
“Rita (Two Men and a Woman)” by Gaetano Donizetti
Rita and her husband Peppe own an inn. Peppe, a sweet and timid man, is terrified of his tyrannical wife. When Gaspar, Rita’s first husband whom she belived drowned, comes back, he turns Rita and Peppe’s lives upside down.
“Susanna’s Secret” by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Susanna has a secret she isn’t telling. Her husband, Count Gil, smelling tobacco on his wife’s clothes, is convinced that she is having an affair. He searches and searches, but can’t seem to catch her in the act. What could her secret be?