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    June Opera Festival: Un giorno di regno, Zanetto, and Il segreto di Susanna

    Presented by at Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

    June 11 - June 14, 2014


    June Opera Festival: Un giorno di regno, Zanetto, and Il segreto di Susanna

    June 11 & 13
    Verdi—Un giorno di regno

    June 12 & 14
    Wolf-Ferrari—Il segreto di Susanna

    Verdi’s first comedic opera tells the story of Cavaliere di Belfiore, a wily rogue who has been roped into impersonating the King of Poland abroad while the latter is engaged in reclaiming his throne. Serving as the royal’s decoy, Belfiore finds himself the guest of honor at a double wedding at the home of Barone di Kelbar. Exercising his newfound power, Belfiore adopts the role of matchmaker, maneuvering to help Kelbar’s daughter Giulietta avoid her wealthy betrothed, Grand Treasurer La Rocca, in favor of her true love, the young officer Edoardo. Meanwhile, Belfiore’s own heartthrob, the young widow Marchesa del Poggio, is in danger of an arranged marriage to Count Ivrea. Navigating duels, wedding ceremonies, and coy women, Belfiore confounds plans for arranged marriages and assists in the triumph of true love (including his own).

    Run time: 2 hours (2 acts with intermission). Sung in Italian with projected English supertitles.

    Cavaliere di Belfiore — Michael Chioldi*
    Barone di Kelbar — James Maddalena
    Marchesa del Poggio — Amy Shoremount-Obra*
    Giulietta di Kelbar — Jessica Medoff*
    Edoardo di Sanval — Yeghishe Manucharyan
    La Rocca — David Kravitz

    Director — Joshua Major
    Conductor — Gil Rose

    Zanetto paints an emotional vignette of Silvia, an aging courtesan disillusioned with life and love. A minstrel, stopping below her balcony, sings a youthful paean to love. Intrigued and attracted, Silvia descends to chat the youth up; he tells her that he has heard that the beautiful courtesan Silvia lives nearby. Assailed by powerful and conflicting passions, Silvia realizes she has one more chance at love, but balks at shattering the boy’s idealized vision.

    Run time: 45 minutes (1 act). Sung in Italian with projected English supertitles.

    Silvia — Eleni Calenos
    Zanetto — Eve Gigliotti*

    Suspicions and convoluted evasions abound in the humorous Il segreto di Susanna. Recently married, Count Gil suspects his young wife Susanna of infidelity because he frequently smells tobacco on her clothes. Susanna goes to great lengths to conceal her unladylike habit, and much havoc ensues.

    Run time: 45 minutes (1 act). Sung in Italian with projected English supertitles.

    Countess Susanna — Inna Dukach*
    Count Gil — Kristopher Irmiter

    Boston University Theatre, Mainstage

    264 Huntington Avenue
    Boston, MA 02115

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    Admission Info:

    Tickets range from $25-$100. Discounts available for WGBH/WBUR members, Huntington subscribers.

    Senior discount $5 off, student discount $5 off. Student rush tickets available day of for $10.

    Phone: 6179338600


    Garage Parking
    There are several parking garages within walking distance of the BU Theatre. Please remember to arrive early for performances, as the Huntington shares local parking lots with other cultural institutions who often hold events at the same time as our performances. 

    Copley Place Garage
    Special $12 parking rate with entry after 5pm. Patron must exit by 2am and must surrender ticket upon departure. Entrance on the corner of Huntington Avenue and Exeter Street. 617-369-5025.

    Gainsborough Garage
    $22 event parking rate. Please note: this garage often fills up early and does not validate. 617 262 9851.

    Greenhouse Parking Garage
    Special $12 parking rate weekdays with entry by 5pm and weekends all day. Patron must surrender ticket stub when exiting garage. 150 Huntington Avenue / Garage entrance located on Cumberland Street (first right after The Midtown Hotel). 617 247 0588.

    Midtown Hotel Garage
    Special $15 rate. Validation required, available at the hotel's front desk. Patrons must leave by 11pm. 220 Huntington Avenue. 617 262 1000.

    Pilgrim Parking Hynes Auditorium
    $15 parking rate after 4pm. This garage does not validate. 50 Dalton Street, just off Boylston Street, across from the Sheraton Hotel. 617 247 8006.

    Prudential Garage
    Special $16 rate available for evenings and weekends. Patron must surrender ticket stub when exiting garage. Prudential Center. 617 236 3060.

    Westland Avenue Garage 
    $25 parking rate. This garage does not validate. 35 Westland Avenue, next to Whole Foods. 617 437 7328.

    Street Parking
    Street parking is very limited, but metered parking spots are available on Huntington Avenue, Mass. Ave., and various streets in the surrounding area. Meters south of Mass. Ave. are in effect until 6pm. Meters north of Mass. Ave. are in effect until 8pm.

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