The 111th season ends with the world premiere of Vladimir Zelevinsky’s Finale, based on the life of legendary opera composer Gioachino Rossini. It’s a brilliantly funny sex farce; it’s also a movingly sad love story. We meet two astonishingly gifted musical talents — Rossini and singer Isabella Colbran. Their shared passion for music draws them into a passion for each other. Rossini wrote 39 operas (including The Barber of Seville, Othello and William Tell), many of them for performance by his muse and lover, Isabella. Then, at 40, at the very peak of his career — he stopped! In his remaining 40 years he never wrote another opera. No one ever knew why. In Finale, Zelevinsky offers some insightful thoughts on the mystery. Steve Callahan, who has previously directed several Zelevinsky plays on our stage (including The Great Seduction and Cricket on the Hearth) returns to direct Finale.
Date & Time
Apr 28 - May 7, 2023