skip navigation

Florida Gulf Coast University

Website Directory  

Chief of Staff

Office of Vice President and Chief of Staff
News and Media
Related Links

Office of Vice President and
Chief of Staff
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S.
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Phone: (239) 590-1065
Fax:     (239) 590-1066
Email:  apacheco@fgcu.edu

 

 

Press Release

 
 

FGCU Bower School of Music's Opera Students Perform Suor Angelica Jan. 15 in Naples
1/2/2009

WHO Florida Gulf Coast University Bower School of Music, for the public

WHAT "Suor Angelica," The Puccini opera directed by associate professor and head of Voice Studies in the Bower School of Music Jeanie Darnell, accompanied by Dick Crofts, will be performed by the FGCU Opera Workshop students.

WHEN 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Jan. 15

WHERE Moorings Presbyterian Church, 791 Harbour Drive in Naples

WHY Giacomo Puccini (1858-1924) wrote "Suor Angelica" as the second one-act opera in his opera trilogy, "Il Trittico," which also included "Il Tabarro" (The Cloak) and "Gianni Schicchi." It premiered at the Metropolitan Opera in 1918. Puccini collaborated with librettist Giovacchino Forzano. It takes place at the end of the 17th century in a Tuscan convent. The tragic drama unfolds before the backdrop of a careful, detailed picture of convent life. Puccini's sister Iginia was a nun who became the Mother Superior of a convent in Vicepelago. His understanding of convent life from first-hand experiences may have served as inspiration for "Suor Angelica."

COST Free and open to the public

CONTACT Jeanie Darnell at (239) 590-7548



[Back to the Press Release Archives]