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Tancredi

Sunday Oct 30, 2016

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1701 Fourth Street SW
Albuquerque, NM 87102-4508
US

Phone: 246-2261
Website: Click to Visit

Cost:

$15-$85

Ages:

ALL-AGES!

Contact:

Phone: 505-243-0591
Website: Click to Visit

Rossini's story of chivalry, honor, and tragic love.

Opera Southwest Presents Rossini's Tancredi

This Sicilian story of chivalry, honor, and tragic love was at one time the most popular opera in all of Europe – find out why at Opera Southwest.

The story revolves around two powerful families, who, like the houses of Capulet and Montague, have a long-standing feud. Against a backdrop of the ever-present threat of Saracen invasion, a complicated romance develops between the exiled soldier Tancredi and the beautiful Amenaide. When Amenaide is sentenced to death for a crime she did not commit, a disguised Tancredi fights to defend both love and honor.

One of Rossini’s most flawlessly lyrical works, Tancredi showcases Rossini’s supreme concern for pure beauty of vocal sound. You will thrill to an incredible cast of OSW favorites, including Heather Johnson in the title role. Led by the able hands of OSW Artistic Director and noted Rossini conductor Anthony Barrese, Tancredi is an opera you won’t want to miss!

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The composer of Tancredi, Gioachino Rossini

Besides rocarol, rap and their various derivatives, a host of genres have at one time or another been the preferred means of expressing the hopes, dreams, desires and haunted existential ennui of popular culture. Be it American or European, the term popular music once included opera as one of its main manifestations. On Sunday, Oct. 30, gently and profoundly glide on over to the National Hispanic Cultural Center's Albuquerque Journal Theatre (1701 Fourth Street SW) for a matinee performance of the opera Tancredi, a heroic opera in two acts, written at the beginning of the 19th century by composer Gioachino Rossini and librettist Gaetano Rossi. Once one of the world's most beloved and popular operatic productions, the lyricism and dynamic drama of Tancredi faded from view as the 19th century world of arts and music moved from romantic representation toward impressionism and, ultimately, modernism. Tancredi was revived and re-popularized in the middle of the 20th century and the opera's story of familial conflict, war, death and betrayal began to resonate with popular audiences again. The Opera Southwest production of this timeless classic features mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson singing the lead role, soprano Lindsay Ohse in the role of the doomed Amenaide and lyric tenor Heath Huburg breathing life and a majestic voice into the role of Argirio. Conducted by Anthony Barrese and designed by Dahl Delu, the local production of Tancredi promises beautiful music, intense interplay among the players and a vasty vision of a form of popular music that both predates yet predicts the path of rocanrol through its stunning use of harmony and arpeggiated orchestral intensity. Tickets range in price from $15-$85 and the curtain rises on the mythical land of Syracuse at 2pm.

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