Concerts, lectures, masterclasses and panel discussions
The Dawn of Romantic Opera
Teatro Nuovo launches its first season with two works that pointed the way for opera’s most fertile century. Tancredi, the dispossessed exile who prefers death to dishonor; Medea, driven by betrayal to horrific crime - two iconic figures; two key roles for the first Romantic prima donna, Giuditta Pasta; two scores that married a new strain of expression to the classic virtuosity of Italian song; two feasts of music, drama, and vocalism at peak inspiration.
The renowned tradition of Bel Canto at Caramoor moves to the next level in its new home at Teatro Nuovo. This exciting new ensemble will present 19th-century opera for the first time in America with period instruments, while continuing the unique style of semi-staging that brings each opera to full dramatic life in concert format. Plus a must-see bonus: Tancredi with all the gorgeous music Rossini lavished on it in revivals - nearly half the opera “re-made” (rifatto), with gems unknown even to Rossini fans.
All performances are in the beautiful, acoustically inviting concert halls of The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College.