Truman Opera to Perform April 4-7

The Truman Opera Theatre will be performing Gaetano Donizetti’s "Il Campanello di Notte" at 8 p.m. April 4-6 and 3 p.m April 7 in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall.

Tickets are $3 for students and $5 for general admission. This hour-and-a-half one-act comedic opera will be sung in its original Italian text, but English subtitles will be displayed for audience members throughout the production.

"Il Campanello" tells the tale of Don Annibale Pistacchio who has just married the young Serafina. In an attempt to disrupt the couple’s wedding night, Enrico, Serafina’s former lover, constantly rings the night bell to pull Don Annibale away from his bride. Clad in a several disguises, Enrico sends Don Annibale on a series of outrageous tasks in an effort to foil the wedding night and keep the newlywed couple apart.

This production marks the first time in Truman Opera Theatre history that a production has been put on in its original language, an achievement made possible by graduate student Filippo Ciabatti, an exchange student from Florence, Italy. Ciabatti will also serve as the production’s musical director representing the first time a student has served as music director for a Truman Opera Theatre production.

The production will feature a cast of 15 students and staff and a live chamber orchestra, the largest orchestra to yet be used in a Truman Opera Theatre performance.

Tickets will be sold in the Ophelia Parrish Performance Hall Lobby Tuesday through Thursday from 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Tickets will also be available at the door prior to all performances.
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