This event takes place at
Merkin Hall at Kaufman Music Center
(129 W 67th St, New York, NY)
North American Premiere
Robert Tweten, conductor
Sung in Italian with English supertitles
Inspired by Orlando Furioso, one of the best-known works in Italian literature, the two act opera Furiosus with libretto by Flora Gagliardi takes us on a galactic journey from earth to moon, from mythical to human, highlighting the vicissitudes of life, love, sorcery, and seduction while Roberto Scarcella Perino’s score provides a warm, whimsical, and thoroughly transportive musical underpinning of the unfolding drama.
The North American premiere of Furiosus in concert is made possible by Casa Italiana Zerilli-Marimò at New York University.
Originally commissioned by The Opera Theater of Philadelphia, the world premiere of Roberto Scarcella Perino’s opera Furiosus took place on August 25th, 2017, in Città della Pieve at the Teatro Comunale degli Avvaloranti. It was performed again in June 12th, 2019, in Florence at New York University’s Continuum Theater.
Cast in order of vocal appearance:
ASTOLFO Omar Najmi
ANGELICA/FIORDILIGI Amani Cole-Felder*
MEDORO/ALCINA Cierra Byrd*
ORLANDO Daniel Rich*
BRADAMANTE Siphokazi Molteno*
RUGGIERO/BRANDIMARTE Brad Walker
RODOMONTE Le Bu*
* Artist appears by kind permission of the Metropolitan Opera Lindemann Young Artist Development Program.