Carthage College J-Term Opera Workshop February 6, 2016
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Carthage Opera Workshop: “Suor Angelica”, “Black September” Time: 7:30pm Location: A. F. Siebert Chapel Carthage’s Opera Workshop is mounting a unique double-bill for its 2016 J-Term production including Puccini’s one-act tragedy “Suor Angelica” and portions of a brand new work tentatively titled “Black September,” based on the tragic events of the 1972 Munich Olympics in which 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were murdered. The new work will not be finished in February, but several extended scenes will be completed and polished for public performance. Puccini’s “Suor Angelica,” a companion work to his “Gianni Schicchi” and “Il Tabarro,” tells the heartbreaking story of a young woman who has been sent to a convent by her family to atone for the sin of having a child out of wedlock and to spare her wealthy family the humiliation of such a scandal. “This opera,” says Prof. Greg Berg, “is one of the most gorgeous scores that Puccini ever composed, and a good performance of it can be both wrenching and inspiring. We hope that actually both of these works will offer that kind of experience to our audiences.”
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