October 23, 1959 | Kentucky Opera
Beatrice
Composer:Lee Hoiby
Librettist:Marcia Nardi
Synopsis
Beatrice, a deeply religious novice in a 13th century Belgian convent, falls in love with a prince and leaves the convent to be with him. The Virgin Mary takes her place while the convent's statue of Mary disappears. The new Beatricee is proclaimed a saint when she performs a miracle. The real Beatrice returns many years later to die at the foot of the statue of Mary which reappears.

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Approximate Runtime (hh:mm)
01:30

Number of Acts
3

Original Cast
Audrey Nossaman (Beatrice)
Richard Lohr (Bellidor)
Elizabeth Johnson (Abbess)
Robert Fischer (Father Justinian)
David Clenny (Timothy, boy)
Bonnie Bounnell (Sister Eglantine)
Mary Treitz (Sister Anna)


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