Underworld Productions Opera
Il Trionfo dell'Onore (Honor Wins Out)
Sunday, May 5 at 5 PM MAP IT
Underworld Productions Opera presents the New York premiere of Alessandro Scarlatti's only full-length comic opera, Il Trionfo dell'Onore, a fast-paced romp of high and low characters laced with glorious melody.
Premiered on November 26, 1718 at the Teatro dei Fiorentini in Naples, Il Trionfo dell’Onore is seminal in the development of opera buffa. Its libretto by Francesco Antonio Tullio about four couples staying at two Pisan alberghi centers on the exploits of the dissolute protagonist Riccardo, a precursor to Mozart’s Don Giovanni. At the premiere this quintessential womanizer was played by a woman, soprano Caterina Testi. This has inspired us to cast soprano Kelli Butler in the lead role.
Featuring 8 singers, this 80-minute work will be performed semi-staged in Italian with English and Spanish supertitles.
Kelli Butler -- Riccardo
Maria Todaro -- Leonora
Rachel Policar -- Doralice
Miran Robarts -- Cornelia
Christopher Preston Thompson -- Flaminio
Stephen Lavonier -- Rodimarte
Dorian Komanoff Bandy -- Music Director, violin
Christine Gummere -- cello
Gina Crusco, Director
A. SCARLATTI Il Trionfo dell'Onore (Honor Wins Out)
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