evening of opera scenes and arias explores love in its many guises: from the
comfort of sisterly love expressed in Mark Adamo’s Little Women, to Abigaille’s
love of power in Verdi’s Nabucco, from simple Nemorino’s unrequited love
in Donizetti’s Elixir of Love, to the bittersweet resolution of a love
triangle in Richard Strauss’ Der Rosenkavalier. In addition to popular
opera composers such as Handel, Rossini and Puccini, the diverse program
features several contemporary composers, including Jake Heggie and John Adams,
so there are sure to be new discoveries for the audience.