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) 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 believed drowned, comes back, he turns Rita and Peppe’s lives upside down.
Susanna’s Secret Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari
Continuing our Beyond Verdi series: 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?
Running time: Approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes with one intermission
There will be a pre-performance talk beginning 45 minutes prior to the beginning of each performance in Felding Hall, in the back of the Donna Wolf Steigerwaldt Courtyard.
CONDUCTOR Marcello Cormio
STAGE DIRECTOR JJ Hudson
SCENIC DESIGNER Michael Schweikardt
COSTUME DESIGNER Howard Tsvi Kaplan
LIGHTING DESIGNER Ken Yunker
HAIR & MAKE-UP DESIGNER Brittany Rappise
RITA (Two Men and a Woman)
RITA Elizabeth Tredent
PEPPE William Davenport
GASPAR Marco Nisticò
SUSANNA Elizabeth Tredent
COUNT GIL Marco Nisticò
SANTE William Davenport