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 Capriccio  Capriccio  Capriccio

Opera Philadelphia


Mar 02, 2016
Mar 06, 2016

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Please Note: the March 6 performance is Sold Out!

Music by Richard Strauss

Libretto by Clemens Krauss and the composer
Performed in German with English supertitles
Aurora Series for Chamber Opera
Curtis Opera Theatre with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra

The heart's the thing. This production of Strauss's beloved allegory Capriccio stages one of life's classic conundrums: is music or poetry the lifeblood of humanity? The young, widowed Countess Madeleine is torn between two suitors, the poet Olivier and the composer Flamand, both of whom vie for her hand with their considerable, yet entwined, skills. While Olivier's words stir the heart and mind, Flamand's notes and strings make them soar… or is it the other way around? A plan unfolds: an opera within the opera that will woo Madeleine to answer this artistic conundrum once and for all.

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