The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle – Opera Undressed

Signature Sunday Series

  • Sun, March 13 at 3:00pm
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    Donizetti – Don Pasquale (Act 1)

    Verdi – Un Ballo in Maschera (Act 2)

    Stripped of sets and costumes, experience the comedy and tragedy of Italian opera in concert form.​

    Don Pasquale is in desperate need of an heir, and his nephew Ernesto refuses to marry his uncles’s bride of choice. There is no way out, the elderly Don Pasquale must get married himself. Enter Dr. Malatesta “headache.” Such is the premise of Gaetano Donizetti’s comic opera Don Pasquale. Boasting a bright and lively score and the vocal majesty of 19th century Italian opera, Act 1 is all laughs.

    ​Act II of this program explores a different side to love altogether with Giuseppe Verdi’s Un Ballo in Maschera. Filled with duels, intrigue, and clandestine encounters, Verdi’s dramatic score will have you reaching for the the tissue box.

    The Chamber Orchestra of the Triangle

    Renowned for its artistic excellence, remarkable versatility of musical styles, and adventurous programming, The COT is a dynamic orchestral ensemble of 40+ musicians hailing from all parts of North Carolina. Led by Artistic Director and Conductor Lorenzo Muti, The COT presents six concerts a year, often featuring classical music’s foremost up and coming talents. Today it is considered one of the finest professional ensembles in North Carolina and the Southeast.