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
    ^ TBD
    Sat, March 15, 2014, 8:00 PM @ Colony Theater COMPLETED
    Sun, March 16, 2014, 4:00 PM @ Colony Theater COMPLETED