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Stony Brook Opera Performs Selected Great Romantic Scenes from Opera
Start Date: 11/15/2013Start Time: 8:00 PM
End Date: 11/15/2013

Event Description:
This stirring program presents love scenes from popular Italian, French, German and Russian operas. David Lawton, professor of music and artistic director of the Stony Brook Opera, will conduct the show. Isabel Milenski, artistic director of Hofstra Opera Theater, makes her Stony Brook Opera debut as stage director. She is an active New York City freelance director, and has directed productions at the Juilliard Opera Center and the Manhattan School of Music. The scenes will be semi-staged, with piano accompaniment performed by Annie Brooks and Matthieu Cognet, and will be sung in the original languages, with projected titles in English.

Scenes include:
Act II duet for Rigoletto and Gilda from Verdi’s Rigoletto
The final trio of the Antonia act from Offenbach’s Les contes d’Hoffmann
The “Presentation of the Rose” from Richard Strauss’ Rosenkavalier
Lensky’s Aria and the duel scene from Tchaikovsky’s Eugene Onegin
Act I, scene 2 from Bellini’s I Capuleti ed i Montecchi
Short vignettes from Mozart’s La clemenza di Tito
Excerpts from Handel’s Serse
Location Information:
West Campus - Staller Center  (View Map)
100 Nicolls Road
Main Entrance
Stony Brook, NY 11794
Phone: (631) 632-6000
Room: Recital Hall

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