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Oct. 02 2017

11/11/17 – Il Pirata – 1pm

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Caramoor Opera

Il Pirata
by Vincenzo Bellini
libretto by Felice Romani

Overview

This season’s operatic centerpiece is a semi-staged production of Bellini’s 1827 breakthrough opera Il pirata (“The Pirate”). Artist-in-Residence Angela Meade, whose revelatory Caramoor performance of the same composer’s Norma was hailed as “a truly perfect night at the opera” by Das Opernglas, takes on the demanding role of Imogene for the first time in her stellar career. Tenor Santiago Ballerini, who triumphed here two seasons ago in La favorite, returns as Gualtiero, the pirate of the title, joined by the brilliant young bass Harold Wilson in his Caramoor debut.

“When we listen to Meade, we begin to know the sound of golden age singing.” – Opera Today
Artists

Ernesto  Harold Wilson, bass
Imogene  Angela Meade, soprano
Gualtiero  Santiago Ballerini, tenor
Itulbo  Sean Christensen, tenor
Goffredo  Joseph Beutel, bass-baritone
Adele  Robyn Marie Lamp, soprano
Chorus  Bel Canto Young Artists
Will Crutchfield, conductor
Orchestra of St. Luke’s

photo credit: Gabe Palacio

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