Madison Lyric Stage to Present ‘Maidens, Witches and Femme Fatales: The Women of Opera’

By Francisco Salazar

Madison Lyric Stage is set to present “Maidens, Witches and Femme Fatales: The Women of Opera.”

The concert will be performed on Oct. 14 and 15, and will feature an all-female evening of the greatest arias and scenes from Bizet, Barber, Britten, Mozart, Puccini, Verdi Strauss, and Wagner.

There will be selections from “The Marriage of Figaro,” “Madama Butterfly,” “Carmen,” “Der Rosenkavalier,” “Tosca,” “Die Walküre” and more.

In a statement, Marc Deaton, Artistic Director said, “I have always loved the women’s roles in opera – their beauty, drama, tenacity and, yes, even their tragedy. We will be presenting a number of well-known arias and ensembles, along with some masterpieces not often presented in concert, with our tremendous female cast.”