Opera review: ‘Suor Angelica’ moves beautifully through Basilica of Saint Mary setting

Jun 28, 2024 170

BY: Sheila Regan

“Suor Angelica” produced by Out of The Box Opera and the Basilica of Saint Mary, 2 p.m. Saturday. The Basilica of Saint Mary, 88 N 17th St., Minneapolis, MN. Tickets: $101. With “Suor Angelica,” Out of the Box Opera guides its audience through three different spaces within the Basilica of Saint Mary. It’s a credit to artistic director David Lefkowich for using the mood of each area to help tell the redemption story.

In the 1918 one-act opera, composer Giacomo Puccini and librettist Giovacchino Forzano construct a story highlighting Italian poet Dante Alighieri’s investigation of prayer within his narrative poem “Purgatorio,” the second part of the larger work “La Commedia” (later renamed “The Divine Comedy”).

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