UBC School of Music

UBC Opera: The Florentine Straw Hat

Thu Feb 02 2023 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Fri Feb 03 2023 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Sat Feb 04 2023 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Sun Feb 05 2023 2:00pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Single Tickets on sale September 6

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FARSA MUSICALE IN FOUR ACTS
SUNG IN ITALIAN WITH ENGLISH SURTITLES

Nino Rota | Composer
Nino Rota, Ernesta Rota Rinaldi | Librettists

UBC Opera Ensemble
Jonathan Girard | Conductor
Nancy Hermiston | Director
UBC Symphony Orchestra

Full program available here on performance day

The Florentine Straw Hat (Il cappello di paglia di Firenze) is an exhilarating comedy based on the famous nineteenth-century French farce which inspired René Clair’s classic silent film An Italian Straw Hat. Nino Rota – who was also a celebrated composer of film music, including The Godfather and many films directed by Fellini – co-wrote the libretto for Il cappello di paglia di Firenze and composed the music in 1945. His witty and brilliant satire on the petty conventions of respectable society is presented in music in the tradition of Rossini, Puccini, and Verdi.

The farcical story concerns a bridegroom’s quest to replace a straw hat eaten by his horse. Unfortunately, the hat belonged to a married lady who was dallying with her lover, and she fears discovery if she returns home hatless. An unpromising start to a wedding day!

Thu Feb 2 2023 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Fri Feb 3 2023 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Sat Feb 4 2023 7:30pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Sun Feb 5 2023 2:00pm
Chan Shun Concert Hall
Single Tickets on sale September 6

Subscription Renewals on sale Monday, July 18 / New Subscriptions on sale August 2. Call 604.822.6725 to subscribe.

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