July 7, 1982
Suor Isabella
Composer:Robert Xavier Rodriguez
Librettist:Daniel Dibbern
Synopsis
Suor Isabella is a ribald companion piece to Puccini’s classic, Suor Angelica. The two works may be performed with the same cast, sets and costumes. The title character, Sister Isabella, is a beautiful young nun who sneaks a man into her cell. The other nuns gleefully report Isabella to the Mother Superior who, having a lover of her own (a priest), dresses hurriedly in the dark, covering her head not with her veil but with the priest’s trousers! When all is discovered, the Mother Superior forgives Isabella and the nuns praise the joy of human love as a reflection of divine love.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:10

Number of Acts
1

Musical Style
Comic opera

Vocal & Musical Forces
2 Sopranos, 2 Mezzo-Sopranos, Women's SSA Chorus or 3 Soloists

Original Cast
Susan Barrow (soprano) as Suor Isabella


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