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  • The Performing Arts Center Purchase College 735 Anderson Hill Road Purchase, NY, 10577 United States (map)

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Dramma serio by Gioachino Rossini

Libretto by Gaetano Rossi

First performed 6 February 1813,
Teatro La Fenice, Venice

Teatro Nuovo Chorus and Orchestra
Will Crutchfieldmaestro al cembalo
Jakob Lehmannprimo violino e capo d’orchestra

Candeur virginale

Tancredi was Rossini's ninth opera but his first runaway success. It was immediately repeated wherever Italian opera was performed, and positioned him for a conquest that the novelist Stendhal, writing just a decade later, compared to Napoleon's. The score's verve, freshness, and sincerity - Stendhal spoke of its "virginal candor" - set the tone for the Romantic century, and made the opera a timeless classic.

Earlier Event: April 21
Later Event: August 3

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photo credit Kristin Hoebermann 2014