Now in its fifth year, the revolutionary “indie” opera company known as OperaOggiNY offers the next of their many 2013 productions: the exceptionally talented performers, under the artistic direction of Maestro Thomas Lawrence Toscano, proudly present Giacomo Puccini’s Suor Angelica.
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 musical force of nature Maestro Thomas Lawrence Toscano brings into vivid reality a beautifully tragic tale of one woman’s heart-breaking past, and the powerful moment of her divine redemption.
Date & Time: Thursday, March 21 at 7:00 pm
Venue: Saint Anthony of Padua Shrine Church, 154 Sullivan Street (Manhattan)
Nearest Subway Stations: Houston Street (1), Spring Street (C, E), Prince Street (N, R), Broadway-Lafayette Street (B, D, F, M)
Date & Time: Sunday, March 24 at 6:00 pm
Venue: Flatbush Reformed Church, 890 Flatbush Avenue (Brooklyn)
Nearest Subway Stations: Church Avenue (B, Q), Church Avenue (2, 5)
Tickets: $20 General Admission. Tickets may be purchased at the door, or online at