Much like human history, opera is epic in scale, full of murders and romantic intrigue, and frequently interrupted by deformed men in half-masks and capes. Get in on the grandeur with today's Groupon: one ticket to Il Trovatore presented by the Piedmont Opera on Tuesday, October 5, at 7:30 p.m. at the Stevens Center of UNCSA in Winston-Salem. Choose one of three seating section options:
- $18 ticket in section B at orchestra level (a $45 value)
- $14 ticket at section C at orchestra level (a $35 value)
- $14 ticket at section D at orchestra level (a $35 value)
Actual seating will be determined at will call, which opens at 6:30 p.m. on October 5. Arrive early for optimal placement.
The Piedmont Opera's 33rd season kicks off with its presentation of Verdi's Il Trovatore, whose plot of fiery passions, vehement pride, poisonous hatreds, poisonous poisons, and a liberal dash of executions made it an instant classic upon its debut. The four-act opera chronicles a tempestuous love triangle both blessed and cursed with unconventional timing, all told against the backdrop of some of the most recognizable pieces in the field of opera— "Vedi! Le fosche notturne" (better known as The Anvil Chorus) and the aria "Stride la vampa." Animating this tuneful epic are powerful performances by Jill Gardner as Leonora, Stephen Mark Brown as Manrico, Mark Walters as Count Di Luna, and the Winston-Salem Symphony as the music.
Opera's transcendent music, colorful costumes, melodramatic narratives, and amazing showcase of human vocal abilities have kept it a mainstay in the performing arts for centuries. Polish off your finest opera glasses, pull on your finest opera gloves, and fill up your finest opera foam-dome for a night of epic entertainment with today's Groupon to Piedmont Opera.