About The Old Maid and the Thief

The Annual Benefit Concert for the orchestra is September 21. It’s still a month away, but you can buy tickets now by calling 978-369-4967   The program is a wonderful little comic opera by Menotti, The Old Maid and the Thief.  Since it’s not widely known you may not know the plot, and since it’s a bit of a mystery plot, you may not even want to know ahead of time. It’s sung in English and should be easy to understand. It was written as a radio opera, meant to be heard over the radio, and a narrator fills in the missing scenery.

If the idea of “SPOILER ALERT” doesn’t bother you and you want to know the synopsis ahead of time, you can read all about it online.

Wikipedia: History and synopsis of The Old Maid and the Thief

ArkivMusic has more than one recording, including this review, with plot details, of a production conducted by Victoria Bond

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