A.J. Fletcher Opera Institute celebrates its 20th anniversary with a return to its roots. Known for its innovative
programming, the institute began with a performance of Bellini’s rarely performed
bel canto opera from 1833, “Beatrice di Tenda.”
The institute honors its first year with another rarely performed opera from the same
era: Donizetti’s “Linda di Chamounix,” the story of a young girl and the sacrifices
she makes for her family as political and economic forces plot against her.
“Linda di Chamounix” is sung in Italian with supertitles, with music by Gaetano Donizetti
and libretto by Gaetano Rossi.