REVIEW: Tales of the Unexpected: Suor Angelica and Le Villi at Academy of Vocal Arts (for Parterre Box)

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Alice Chung (La Zia Principessa) and Claire de Monteil (Suor Angelica) in Suor Angelica at AVA.

In the Academy of Vocal Arts’ (AVA) clever pairing of two Puccini works, there was every reason to expect the fix was in. 

Suor Angelica may not rival Boheme, Tosca or Butterfly for name recognition, but it’s masterful music theater that displays two of the composer’s greatest gifts—creating layered characters and bringing an audience to tears—at their peak, and the melodic writing is glorious. Librettist Giovacchino Forzano deserves credit, too…

Read the full review at Parterre Box.

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