Pirate battles, romance, adventure -- Il Corsaro
has it all. Set in a Greek island in the early 1800s, this concert opera by Giuseppe Verdi (Rigoletto
, La Traviata
) follows the story of the pirate Corrado. He's torn between a life of freedom on the high seas and his true love Medora at home. This epic drama filled with passion, jealousy and despair is one of Verdi's lesser-known operas, so you have a rare chance to see its beautiful mix of grand music and intimate voices performed live. There are no sets, costumes or props to distract your focus -- only the majestic voices of performers Michael Fabiano, Tamara Wilson, Nicole Cabell and Sebastian Catana, and the powerful music of the orchestra.