Beethoven's An die ferne Geliebte Op. 98--which broke new ground by establishing the song cycle as a genre--will be staged and positioned alongside the Four Arias and a Duet Op. 82 to create a memorable new interpretation of the masterpiece. The project will feature soprano Anna Donnelly and mezzo-soprano Annmarie Errico in a modernization of the story, exploring love and distance in a queer relationship.
Conceived and directed by Victor Knight DiNitto.
Made possible by a generous grant from the Bloomington Urban Enterprise Association and the Bloomington Art Commission!
Live Streamed from Bloomington’s FAR Center for Contemporary Arts:
Annmarie Errico, mezzo soprano
A native of Queens, New York, mezzo-soprano Annmarie Errico recently graduated from the Indiana University Jacobs School of Music with her Master’s in vocal performance. Last March, she sang Third Lady in Bloomington Chamber Opera’s inaugural production of Die Zauberflöte. Annmarie will sing Flora in La Traviata at Bay View Music Festival this summer, as well as Adalgisa in A Little Knight Music Productions’ inaugural production of Norma, to be premiered later this year. Annmarie’s past opera roles include Suor Dolcina (Suor Angelica), Marcellina (Le nozze di Figaro), Hänsel (Hänsel und Gretel), and Mother Jeanne (Dialogues des Carmélites). In opera scenes, she has sung Lucretia (The Rape of Lucretia), The Sandman (Hansel and Gretel), Mama McCourt (The Ballad of Baby Doe), Suzy (La Rondine), and Carmen (Carmen), among many others. Annmarie has also sung in opera choruses with Bronx Opera and MasterVoices in New York City.