MasterVoices | American Symphony Orchestra | James Bagwell, Conductor
This concert is dedicated to two faithful and beloved members of The Collegiate Chorale who have passed away recently: Barbara Bralver Barnard and Audrey Campbell
Considered one of Vincenzo Bellini’s finest works, Beatrice di Tenda is characterized by ravishing melodies and exciting finales. Set in 15th century Milan and based on a historical figure, the opera tells of the tormented but saintly wife of the Duke of Milan, falsely accused of adultery by the scorned lover of one of her admirers and sentenced to death by her husband. Premiered in 1833 and famously revived in 1961 by Joan Sutherland and Marilyn Home, The Chorale’s much-anticipated performance will feature the extraordinary Angela Meade in the title role and rising star Jamie Barton as Agnes.