Music by Pietro Mascagni
Libretto by Nicola Daspuro

L’amico Fritz is an opera in three acts by Pietro Mascagni, premiered in 1891 from a libretto by P. Suardon (Nicola Daspuro) (with additions by Giovanni Targioni-Tozzetti), based on the French novel L’ami Fritz by Émile Erckmann and Pierre-Alexandre Chatrian.

While the opera enjoyed some success in its day and is probably Mascagni’s most famous work after Cavalleria rusticana, today it is performed far more rarely than Cavalleria, which remains Mascagni’s only enduringly popular work in America (though in Italy, L’amico Fritz and Iris are still in the active repertoire). The “Cherry Duet” between Fritz and Suzel in Act 2 is the best known piece in the opera and has never left the duet repertoire.


Emanuel Caraman Fritz
Emanuel-Cristian Caraman *
Nathalie Avila Suzel
Nathalie Avila
Daniel Snodgrass David
Daniel Snodgrass
Emilia Acon Beppe
Emilia Acon
Jared Peroune Federico
Jared Peroune
Gabriel Menendez Hanezo
Gabriel Menendez
Daisy Su Caterina
Daisy Su
Jeff Eckstein Conductor
Jeff Eckstein
Artistic Director
Raffaele Cardone
Chorus Master
Pablo Hernandez
Sung in Italian with English projected titles.
* MLO Debut
Sat, March 15, 2014, 8:00 PM @ Colony Theater COMPLETED
Sun, March 16, 2014, 4:00 PM @ Colony Theater COMPLETED