A Little Opera for Mom & Dad

February 17, 2016

Diana

L’arbore di Diana=der Baum der Diana, music by Vicente Martin y Soler (1754-1806), libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, (1749-1838), design by Meredith Eliassen, 2015.

 

Opening night for the Trade Wind Opera Company, where everybody knows your name, they just can’t remember your face…

More popular with contemporary audiences than Mozart’s classic operas with Da Ponte librettos with audiences, this erotic comedy was quickly translated and performed in other counties. Diana, the goddess of chastity has a miraculous tree in her garden that can produce exceptionally large fruit that reveals the goodness or sins of those who pass beneath its branches.

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