Giacomo Puccini’s beloved one-act opera Suor Angelica (Sister Angelica) contains moments of harrowing drama and unequaled redemptive beauty.  Sister Angelica, a Florentine noblewoman, has been compelled by her family to take the veil after giving birth to a child, and for seven years has in vain been waiting for tidings from her family or friends.  Finally, Angelica’s aunt, the Princess, comes to visit her to reveal the fate of the child she was forced to give away and to cruelly ask her to sign away her rights to her inheritance. Suor Angelica will be performed in Italian with English subtitles  

Arnold Schoenberg’s Erwartung (Expectation) is a one-act monodrama that follows a lone individual through the forest in search of a lost lover. Erwartung will be performed in English, using a new translation from the German by Marc Deaton.

Performances take place at the Deacon John Grave House in Madison, Connecticut