Jarrett will perform the role of Der Graf.
Music by Richard Strauss
Libretto by Clemens Krauss and the composer
Performed in German with English supertitles
Aurora Series for Chamber Opera
Curtis Opera Theatre with the Curtis Symphony Orchestra
The heart’s the thing
This production of Strauss’s beloved allegory Capriccio stages one of life’s classic conundrums: is music or poetry the lifeblood of humanity? The young, widowed Countess Madeleine is torn between two suitors, the poet Olivier and the composer Flamand, both of whom vie for her hand with their considerable, yet entwined, skills. While Olivier’s words stir the heart and mind, Flamand’s notes and strings make them soar… or is it the other way around? A plan unfolds: an opera within the opera that will woo Madeleine to answer this artistic conundrum once and for all.