Boston Bel Canto Opera to perform October 1, 2023

Boston Bel Canto Opera
Boston Bel Canto Opera ( file photograph)

The first fall opera concert to begin the 30th anniversary season of Boston Bel Canto Opera.

Sunday, 1 October, 2023, 3:00 p.m. Dante Alighieri Italian Cultural Center

41 Hampshire Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Annual piano recital by Bradley Pennington playing works of Soler, Mozart, Beethoven, Liszt and Chopin with assisting vocal artist, baritone Paul Soper singing music from Handel’s Messiah, Mozart’s Le Nozze di Figaro, Donizetti’s La Favorite and Brahm’s dramatic “Von ewiger Liebe”

The joint encore for this concert will be an unfinished aria for baritone by Verdi which Mr. Pennington has completed in harmony and orchestration. This piece was originally intended to be part of the opera I Masnadieri which the composer wrote for a production in London in 1847. The composition had its world premiere performance at Jordan Hall, Boston on BBCO’s Verdi Centennial Gala in 2001 to high critical acclaim.

Admission is $26.00; $23.00 for seniors (62 and older) and students with proper ID (Cash and personal checks ONLY)

OPEN SEATING (Parking is FREE, adjacent to the building, but spaces are limited) (Also on-street metered parking which is free on Sundays)