Aleks Romano

mezzo-soprano

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Tancredi rifatto

  • 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, Luigi Lechi,
and unknown others

First performed
     Venice,  February 1813
     Ferrara, March 1813
     Milan, December 1813
     Padua, January 1814

Tancredi         Aleks Romano
Amenaide     Christine Lyons
Argirio            David Margulis
Isaura              Augusta Caso
Orbazzano   James Harrington
Roggero         Junhan Choi
Eco                    Madison Marie McIntosh

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

 

Fragment from a 19th-century manuscript of ornaments for Tancredi

A must-see event for Rossini fans! 

Tancredi rifatto means "Tancredi re-made." In Rossini's day, when a composer re-mounted an opera in a new city, some new music was expected. Rossini eventually provided substitutes for both of Tancredi's arias, both of Argirio's, and one each for Amenaide, Isaura, and Roggero - as well as a completely different ending for the opera, a tragic one following Voltaire's original dénoument.  It makes a completely different opera - and a very beautiful one. Tancredi rifatto is a complete performance of the opera but with all the "re-made" pieces in place of the originals - a chance to hear Rossinian gems unknown even to most Bel Canto fans.  

Earlier Event: August 3
Tancredi

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photo credit Kristin Hoebermann 2014