La Finta Giardiniera
Wednesday, July 24 at 7:30pm
Saturday, July 27 at 7:30pm
Newmark Theatre 1111 SW Broadway, Portland, OR, 97205
Violante goes into hiding as “the disguised gardener” at the local Mayor’s country estate after escaping her abusive lover, Count Belfiore. As she chooses forgiveness and to love again, a dizzying cast of characters in disguise, enamored, and in chaos come together in this seriocomic account of the very complex nature of the human heart.
Performed in Italian with English captions.
Approximately 3 hours and 15 minutes, including one intermission.
Combining buoyant comedy with drama and sublime music, this opera from 1775 showcases everything we love about Mozart’s work. Lindsay Ohse returns to Portland Opera as the title character in Chas Rader-Shieber’s inspired new production for Portland Opera.