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Eastman Opera Theatre: The Light in the Piazza

Event Details
  • Location:
    Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre
  • Date:
    Sunday, April 8, 2018
  • Time:
    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Event Description

Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA takes place in Italy in the summer of 1953. Margaret Johnson, the wife of an American businessman, is touring the Tuscan countryside with her daughter, Clara. While sightseeing, Clara––a beautiful, surprisingly childish young woman––loses her hat in a sudden gust. As if guided by an unseen hand, the hat lands at the feet of Fabrizio Naccarelli, a handsome Florentine, who returns it to Clara. This brief episode, charged with coincidence and fate, sparks an immediate and intense romance between Clara and Fabrizio. Margaret, extremely protective of her daughter, attempts to keep Clara and Fabrizio apart. As THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA unfolds, a secret is revealed: in addition to the cultural differences between the young lovers, Clara is not quite all that she appears. Unable to suppress the truth about her daughter, Margaret is forced to reconsider not only Clara’s future, but her own hopes as well.


A pre-performance lecture will take place 1 hour prior to the Friday, Saturday and Sunday performances in the Ray Wright Room (ESM 120).



Maire Therese CarmackMargaret Johnson
Hannah Carroll
Natalie VatcherClara Johnson
Julia Fedor
Achilles BezanisFabrizio Naccarelli
Jordan Costa
Chad SomersGiuseppe Naccarelli
Adam Wells
Lauren Nash SilbersteinFranca Naccarelli
Sarah Forestieri
Mark HosseiniSignor Naccarelli
Keith Klein
Laura SandersSignora Naccarelli
Virginia Sheffield
Keith KleinRoy Johnson
Chad Somers
EnsembleAll performances

Sarah Korath

Jenna Nee

Faith Snyderman (Tour Guide)

Gileann Tan

Nathaniel Catasca

Henry Dean

Marcus Jefferson

Mason Lambert (Priest)


Tickets are available online at www.eastmantheatre.org, over the phone at  (585)274-3000, or in person at the door

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