Come experience an Evening with Opera Naples as you and your travel companion (Dr. Tom Cimarusti) indulge in
a night of fine music, food, and fun!
Opera Naples excursions include roundtrip transportation to/from the performance venue, a 60-minute pre-opera lecture, a 3-course dinner at an exclusive Naples restaurant, and a ticket to the performance (orchestra seat or 1st ten rows)
Limited to 15 participants
4:00pm Concierge Pick-up
10:00pm Concierge Return
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Composed in 2007, Tom Cipullo’s acclaimed opera Glory Denied is the story of the longest-held American prisoner of war from the Vietnam era, and his agonizing re-introduction to an America that had moved on without him. Based on Tom Philpott’s book of the same name, Cipullo’s masterful adaptation makes a lasting impression with a thrillingly varied score and a mesmerizing libretto. With over twenty productions to date, Glory Denied is already one of the most frequently performed pieces of the 21st century. Join us for a truly intimate opera experience of this relevant and timely story that maintains a sense of dramatic intensity from start to finish!
La Traviata (The Fallen Woman) premiered at Teatro La Fenice in 1853 and has long been one of the cornerstones of the operatic repertory. One of Verdi’s most popular operas, it is also one of his most distinct. Unlike the majority of his output which was inspired by grand historical or political events, this work’s subject matter directly addresses social issues contemporary to the composer’s time. It is a melodrama in three acts set to a libretto of Verdi’s longtime collaborator, Francesco Maria Piave, and it is loosely based on the play La Dame aux Camélias by Alexandre Dumas. Verdi’s perfectly attuned music to his librettist’s taut and vivid prose yields a true masterpiece, an opera not to be missed!
Due to the nature of booking chartered buses and purchasing opera tickets,
all payments are non-refundable.
Tickets to cancelled performances will be fully refunded.
For questions or for more information, please call Tom at the Center for Public Musicology at 806-474-7447.