The Valentine Theatre
410 Adams Street
Toledo, Ohio 43604
Friday & Sunday, October 14 & 16, 2022 | 7:30 & 2 p.m.
Not seen by Toledo Opera audiences since 1982, Puccini’s Suor Angelica makes its triumphant return to the Valentine stage this fall paired with Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana. Set in a convent in 17th century Italy, Suor Angelica deals with the hardship and social constructs placed on women who do not conform to the rules of society and religion on their everyday lives. Also dealing with societal and religious repression, Cavalleria Rusticana centers around the tempestuous relationship between villagers Santuzza, Turridu, Lola, and Alfio. Mascagni’s work is set in a 19th century Sicilian village. Both of these one-act operas end in tragedy and are conducted by Maestro Geoffrey McDonald and staged by director Keturah Stickann.
Suor Angelica stars soprano Jill Gardner as Angelica and contralto Lauren Decker as the Principessa. Cavalleria Rusticana stars soprano Jill Gardner as Santuzza, tenor Brian Cheney as Turridu, baritone Corey Crider as Alfio, and contralto Lauren Decker as Mama Lucia.
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