Saturday, March 30, 2013

Il Trionfo dell'Onore (Honor Wins Out)

(Music at our Saviour's Atonement)

Sunday, May 5 at 5pm
Free event! 
Sung in Italian with English and Spanish supertitles

Underworld Productions Opera presents the New York premiere of Alessandro Scarlatti's only full-length comic opera, Il Trionfo dell'Onore, a fast-paced romp of high and low characters laced with glorious melody.  

Premiered on November 26, 1718 at the Teatro dei Fiorentini in Naples, Il Trionfo dell’Onore is seminal in the development of opera buffa. Its libretto by Francesco Antonio Tullio about four couples staying at two Pisan alberghi centers on the exploits of the dissolute protagonist Riccardo, a precursor to Mozart’s Don Giovanni. At the premiere this quintessential womanizer was played by a woman, soprano Caterina Testi.  This has inspired us to cast soprano Kelli Butler in the lead role. Featuring 8 singers, this 80-minute work will be performed semi-staged.


Kelli Butler as Riccardo (pictured above)
Maria Todaro as Leonora
Rachel Policar as Doralice
Miran Robarts as Cornelia
Catherine Leech as Rosina
Stephanie McGuire as Erminio
Stephen Lavonier as Rodimarte

Dorian Komanoff Bandy - Music Director, violin
Christine Gummere - cello
Elizabeth Rodgers -- keyboard

Gina Crusco, Director 

Music at our Saviour's Atonement
178 Bennett Avenue
New York, NY 10040
Click HERE for Directions

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council. This program is also made possible in part with public funds from the Fund for Creative Communities, supported by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature and administered by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.  Additional funding has been provided by the Venable Foundation and Northern Manhattan Arts Alliance; the NoMAA Creative Grant Program was made possible by the JPMorgan Chase Foundation and the Upper Manhattan Empowerment Zone Development Corporation.

1 comment:

  1. Opera was written for the aristocracy but also for the people and UOP brings it back to the people. Keep up the good work!