L'AMICO FRITZ: by Pietro Mascagni

Friday, November 9 at 7:30pm

SUNDAY, November 11 at 3:00pm

Grand Ballroom, The Engineers Club - 11 W. Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21201

Performances will be approximately 3 hours long, sung in Italian with English supertitles.

Join us for a free pre-performance lecture 30 minutes before each performance.

Fans of Cavalleria Rusticana will surely enjoy this lesser-known opera by its composer Pietro Mascagni, a love story with a happier ending than its better-known sibling!  Fritz, a wealthy landowner and sworn bachelor, has agreed to provide the dowry for a young couple despite his disdain for marriage.  His friend, the rabbi David, argues with Fritz about marriage, and the two make a bet regarding whether or not Fritz himself will marry.  Enter Suzel, the daughter of one of Fritz's tenants.  Despite his commitment to bachelorhood, Fritz grows to be concerned that he may lose his bet after all.  But will Fritz reveal his feelings to Suzel before she is wed to another?

Conductor: Giovanni Reggioli

Chorus Master: James Harp

Pianist: Justina Lee


Pre-show Dining at the Club – Open to All Patrons:

Need to eat before the opera? Dine at the mansion before the performance! Complete your BCO experience with a delicious dinner or brunch buffet preceding the opera. $43 includes the full buffet, tax and gratuity. Menu details here. Make your reservations now and pay at the club. Reservations must be made 48 hours in advance to guarantee seating.

Click the red button at the top of the page or call the BCO office at 443-445-0226 to secure your reservation.