Puccini’s “Suor Angelica” and “Il Tabarro”

A co-production with the Calgary Concert Opera Company

Suor Angelica – Forced to enter a convent by her family, a young nun takes poison when a heartless Aunt coldly informs her of the death of her child. Seized by remorse, she prays for forgiveness and witnesses a miracle.

Il Tabarro – Set on a barge in the Seine river, a captain discovers his wife’s infidelity, and exacts a shocking revenge.

Friday Feb 22nd, 7 pm, St Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Calgary ($25 adv/$30 door);
Saturday, Feb 23rd, 7 pm, Ranchmen’s Club, Calgary ($70);
Sunday, Feb 24th, 3 pm, Okotoks United Church, Okotoks ($25 adv/$30 door)

Suor Angelica Cast
Suor Angelica: Erin Armstrong & Michèle Cusson
Principessa: Barbara King
Genevieve: Audrina Steciw
Monitor: Sara Staples
Mistress of the Novices: Laura Styler Jones & Bethany Routledge
Nursing Sister: Laura Styler-Jones
First Touriere (Cercatrice): Lauren Woods & Amanda Massey
Second Touriere (Cercatrice): Jennifer Wosley
First Lay Sister: Elaine Brown
Second Lay Sister: Amanda Massey
The Abbess: Bethany Routledge
The Novice: Jennnifer Wosley
Suor Dolcina: Doris Weiss
Suor Osmina: Leila Keith
Narrator: Harris Kirshenbaum

Il tabarro Cast
Michele, a barge-owner: John Conlon
Giorgetta, Michele’s wife: Naomi Eberhard & Michèle Cusson
Luigi, a stevadore: Kevin Armstrong
‘Tinca’ (‘tench’), a stevedore: Boris Derow
‘Talpa’ (‘mole’), a stevedore: Graham Paynter
La Frugola (“the rummager”), Talpa’s wife: Barbara King

Music Director
: William Shookoff
Other Accompanist
: Grace King L.R.S.M.