January 23, 2014
Presented as the seamless evening of relentless beauty it was originally intended to be, settle into these three one-act operas from the pen that brought us Madama Butterfly. Enjoy the passion of Puccini as he reminds us that love endures... through it all! Il Tabarro Restless and disaffected, Georgette runs cold to the kisses of her husband Michele while her passions are ignited in the presence of Luigi. A misplaced spark proves to be no mere trifle when infidelity leads to death on this barge on the Seine. Suor Angelica Seven years after taking her vows, Sister Angelica's quiet life is revealed as one marked by cruelty, illegitimacy, disinheritance, and suicide. Not even death can keep the tortured Angelica from the redemption she so richly deserves. Gianni Schicchi Taking a charred page from "Dante's Inferno," Hell eagerly awaits Gianni Schicchi. Brilliantly dishonest, the loveable scoundrel does a little dirty work for the disinherited relatives of the richest man in Florence and deceives his darling daughter in the process. With a wink, he asks the ultimate question: Is it so bad to impersonate a dead man and cheat the cheaters for the happiness and security of your pride and joy? Belk Theater 130 North Tryon Street Charlotte, NC 28202 Parking Information Single tickets go on sale August 1, 2013.