Wednesday, February 10, 2016

EARLY PUCCINI OPERA PLUMBS THE INTRICACIES OF HUMAN EMOTION

Puccini's EdgarEDGAR
By Giacomo Puccini
Lyrics by F. Fontana

WHEN: Friday, February, at 7:30pm; Sunday, February 28, at 3:00pm
WHERE: Grand Ballroom of The Engineers Club
TICKETS: $27.50 – $71.50
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Sung in Italian with projected English titles

Learn more about Edgar during a free lecture by our conductor, Maestro Giovanni Reggioli, a half hour before each performance.

Need to eat before the opera? Dine at the mansion before the performance! Complete your BCO experience with a delicious dinner or brunch buffet preceding the opera. $42 includes the full buffet, tax and gratuity. Make your reservations now and pay at the club. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance to guarantee seating.
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BCO is pleased to present Puccini’s rarely heard second opera Edgar. Borrowing thematically from Wagner’s Tannhäuser, Edgar is about a medieval knight torn between sacred and profane love. On the one hand is Fidelia, pure of spirit and conduct. On the other hand is Tigrana, frivolous and debauched. Puccini’s gorgeous writing truly takes center stage in this opera, and this early example of his genius will work especially well in BCO’s intimate setting