Indie opera company OperaOggiNY presents Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica this Sunday, March 24 at 6pm at the Flatbush Reformed Church, 890 Flatbush Avenue. If you didn’t catch their performance of Hansel & Gretel there in December, check out the video above for a taste of what they do, and here’s what to expect from this weekend’s performance:
The second of a trio of operas called Il Trittico, Puccini’s Suor Angelica begins as a snapshot of daily life in a 17th century Italian convent, portraying a lively and diverse group of women united in worship by different life paths. The radiant Sister Angelica is adored as she emanates an aura of divinity that is felt by all in the convent; but even though she is deeply loved by her sisters, they still furtively speculate about Angelica’s secret past that she has kept hidden from everyone. Little does anyone know that the woman who knows Angelica’s secret has just arrived – and what this woman tells Angelica shakes her to her very core.
The company is also performing the opera at Saint Anthony of Padua Shrine Church, 154 Sullivan Street in Manhattan, on Thursday, March 21 at 7pm.
Tickets are $20 general admission, and may be purchased at the door or online.