June 12, 2013 at 7:30pm
June 14, 2013 at 7:30pm
Boston University Theatre

Zanetto: Scena lirica in one act by Pietro Mascagni. Libretto by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti and Guido Menasci, based on the play Le passant by François Coppée. Sung in Italian with projected English text.

Il segreto di Susanna: Intermezzo in one act by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari. Libretto by Enrico Golisciani. Sung in Italian with projected English text.

Fully staged production directed by Daniel Gidron and conducted by Gil Rose

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The lonely courtesan Silvia suddenly finds herself falling in love with the young poet and wandering minstrel, Zanetto, who believes her to be a noblewoman. Afraid he will discover her identity, Silvia orders Zanetto away and, alone, blesses lost love for unleashing feelings she believed were gone.

Il Segreto di Susanna

After smelling tobacco in his house, Count Gil becomes convinced his wife Susanna has taken a lover. Susanna eventually reveals that she does have a secret – her own love for cigarettes. Reconciled, the couple shares a smoke.




Eleni Calenos … Silvia
Eve Gigliotti … Zanetto

Inna Dukach … Countess Susanna
Kristopher Irmiter … Count Gil
Steven Goldstein … Santé

Odyssey Opera Orchestra
Gil Rose, Conductor

Production Staff
Vahdat Yeganeh … Assistant director
Amanda Mujica … Costume designer
Christopher Ostrom … Lighting designer
Stephen Dobay … Scenic designer
Cori Ellison … Supertitles

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