7:30pm - 10:00pm
Montclair State University- Alexander Kasser Theater

Montclair State University – Alexander Kasser Theater on July 20th at 7:30pm

Teatro Nuovo presents Bel Canto classics and rarities with a period-instrument orchestra and a performing style the Wall Street Journal calls “transformative.” Carolina Uccelli was the only female opera composer in Italy’s Bel Canto era to reach a significant theater. Her promising talent had strong supporters, including Gioachino Rossini. But “Anna di Resburgo” was overshadowed by the premiere of “Lucia di Lammermoor” just a month earlier in the same city (Naples), and Uccelli’s theatrical career did not take flight. Her music can speak for itself in the 21st century thanks to the survival of just one manuscript copy. The opera is a stirring Romantic thriller ready to join the world’s repertory.

Pre-opera serenade at 6:00 pm: Songs by Uccelli and arias composed by Donizetti and Verdi for the original cast of “Anna.”

Pre-opera lecture at 6:30 pm: Will Crutchfield introduces “Anna di Resburgo.”

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