Music by Gaetano Donizetti; Libretto by Felice Romani
Returning to the digital stage by popular demand. This opera premiered to Seattle Opera subscribers in November, 2020. With so many requests to have it available for streaming for the public, we are pleased to offer this rebroadcast February 12-14, 2021.
Utterly enjoyable from first sip to last, this fizzy concoction is opera’s most winning comedy. A love-struck bumpkin is about to lose the company of a rich and independent landowner. Crossing paths with a quack doctor, he’s duped in more ways than one. Wine, a windfall, and a fateful furtive tear eventually reveal happy truths as sincerity triumphs amid much rejoicing. Madison Leonard, Michael Adams, Patrick Carfizzi, and Tess Altiveros are joined by pianists and solo musicians in a staging by David Gately designed especially for online streaming.