In September and October of 2015
Puccini’s Manon Lescaut
Performances Sept 26,27, and Oct 3, 4 of 2015
Manon Lescaut was composer Giacomo Puccini’s first great hit and marked him as one of the greatest opera composers of all time. It is the story of a beautiful, innocent girl who is seduced first by love and then by money.
In March of 2016
Gioachino Rossini’s L’italiana in Algeri
Performances March 12, 13, 19, 20 of 2016
This madcap, farcical opera, in a style resembling Laurel and Hardy skits, also has a serious undertone which pokes fun at authority figures, inept lovers, and unfaithful husbands, while making the heroine, Isabella, the clear winner in a battle of the sexes.