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This tragic opera of love, deceit, loss, greed and lust for power brings you along on an emotional roller coaster. But at all times, you are mesmerized by the sheer power and beauty of the music. The rivalry between two brothers, Carlo and Francesco, is framed by the deeply devoted affection of Carlo’s love, Amalia, and his aged father, Massimiliano.
Soprano Lisette Oropesa made a pleasing debut as the suffering Amalia— Charles T. Downey • Washington Post
Lisette Oropesa achieved total triumph as Amalia, the trill-filled part created for Jenny Lind. She sang with passion, technical aplomb, delicacy, and lovely timbre within her lyric-coloratura means.— David Shengold • Gay City News