La finta giardiniera
By Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Conducted by Raphael Jiménez
Directed by Jonathon Field
Wednesday, March 11, 2015, 8 p.m.
Friday, March 13, 2015, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8 p.m.
Sunday, March 15, 2015, 2 p.m.
Tickets: $10 public, $8 students
Location: Hall Auditorium (reserved seating, directions)
This early work by one of opera’s most brilliant composers features disguises, imagined Greek gods, and unrequited love set to dazzling melodies.
Written by the master at age 18, La finta giardiniera (“The Pretend Garden-Girl”) focuses on Count Belfiore and Marchioness Violante Onesti, who had been lovers until Belfiore stabbed Violante in a fit of rage. As Violante eventually recovers, Belfiore becomes engaged to another woman, who becomes jealous upon learning that her suitor still has feelings for Violante. A fit of madness ensues, but eventually resolves in the reuniting of Violante and Belfiore.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart