This exquisite bel canto masterwork brings to life a high-stakes love triangle between a monk, a king, and an alluring lover. The monk, Fernando, wishes to leave the monastery because he has fallen hopelessly in love with Leonora, the woman who also happens to be the king’s “favorite.” Amidst the Moorish invasions of Spain, the gripping drama unfolds as Donizetti’s sublime vocal writing tells the story of the lovers’ despair.
Generously sponsored by The Gray Charitable Trust
Sung in French with English supertitles
Conductor - Richard A. Raub
February 15, 18, 20 and 22, 2020
All performances at the Helen Corning Warden Theater at the Academy of Vocal Arts at 7:30 PM