The Front Row

“The Italian Straw Hat”

Singers from the Moores Opera Center perform excerpts from what some people claim is the funniest opera ever written, Nino Rota’s The Italian Straw Hat.

Director Buck Ross, music director/conductor/pianist Brian Suits, singers Katrina van Maanen, soprano (Elena), Kyla Knox, soprano (Elena), Nicole Woodward, mezzo-soprano (Baroness de Cahmpigny), Brian Yeakley, tenor (Fadinard), Tyler Beck, tenor (Fadinard), and Heath Martin, baritone (Emilio) perform and talk with St.John Flynn.