Young Company Auditions for 15th World Premiere Opera

Apr 28, 2018 952

BY: Karen Lauria Saillant

International Opera Theater’s 15th world premiere Italian opera: “Sacco e Vanzetti: gli uomini e chi li amava (“Sacco and Vanzetti: The Men and Those Who Loved Them”) will take place in Teatro Comunale “Accademia degli Avvaloranti”, Citta’ della Pieve, Italy on August, 24, 25, 26, 2018. Our opera has 8 roles for professional opera singers and 14 roles for children. There will also be a 12 member chamber orchestra.

Each child selected will represent a child who labored in the looms and mines of 1920s Massachusetts, or was a family member or friend of Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti, the central subjects of our opera. Sacco and Vanzetti were blue collar workers who came to the US seeking the American dream. It was after WWI and during a period of intense fear of foreigners, including Italian immigrants. Dispirited by the horrifying working conditions of the poor, they would speak out in support of the oppressed and eventually participate in the anarchist movement.

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