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New Rochelle Opera Premieres 'Il Trovatore'

The production of "Il Trovatore" will be at Ursuline School.
The production of "Il Trovatore" will be at Ursuline School. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y. -- New Rochelle Opera, Weschester’s longest running opera company, will present its first ever staged production of Giuseppe Verdi’s "Il Trovatore" from June 23-26 in the Frank J. Auriana Theatre at the Ursuline School, 1345 North Ave. in New Rochelle.

Company co-founder and artistic director Camille Coppola will direct the local production, with orchestra and chorus conducted by Gregory Ortega. The production will feature the use of English supertitles to translate the Italian text.

The cast on Thursday and Saturday evenings includes Noah Baetge (Manrico), Sara Beth Pearson (Leonora), Gustavo Ahualli (Di Luna), Erica L. Koehring (Azucena), Hyong Sik Jo (Ferrando), Kristen Behrmann (Inez) and David Gordon (Ruiz).

The Friday evening and Sunday matinee cast includes Michael Morrow (Manrico), Joanna Parisi (Leonora), Peter Hakjoon Kim (Di Luna), Edith Dowd (Azucena), John Dominick III (Ferrando), Barbee Monk (Inez) and David Gordon (Ruiz).

Performances on June 23, 24 and 25 are at 8 p.m. and June 26 is at 3 p.m. Tickets are $38 general admission, and $35 for seniors and students. A discounted ticket price of $30 is being offered for all tickets to the Thursday, June 23 performance, only if reserved and paid for in advance. Tickets purchased at the door on Thursday will be full price.

To purchase advance tickets, visit this link , or send a check payable to New Rochelle Opera, Inc., to P.O. Box 55, New Rochelle, New York 10804. To receive tickets by mail include a stamped, self-addressed envelope. Group rates are available for 10 or more.

For further information, call 914-576-1617.

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